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turtle doves

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turtle dove ring set I made this ring set out of sterling silver , my hubby is not sure if guys would like a ring in the shape of a bird , but I like them maybe you guys like them too the stone I used is a swiss blue topaz out of this :) I used 18 gauge sterling silver drew the birds directly on the sheet cut them out with a jewelry saw the saw I use is a 6 inch saw ( distance between blade and the back part ) and 1/0 saw blades - my eyes...

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infinity wedding bands

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wedding bands i made   www.nicilaskin.etsy.com I cut 2 different width flat wire stock to length 5mm and 4 mm width stamped the infinity symbol filed the ends flat and formed them so the ends meet flush add flux and solder start heating with a torch quench in water and then clean in pickle solution the black is oxidation that happens during torching after the pickle bath now start forming use a ring mandrel and a nylon hammer first after forming the ring you can use a ball peen hammer to make the dimpled texture , polish the inside I...

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my project for the day

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project for the day flower ring with ruby - time to completion 1 hour 30 minutes made entirely by hand :) drew some flowers cut out with saw formed the flowers cut out a piece from flat wire and bend it to make the ring shank joining the ends together adding solder to the flowers so they can be joined this is after soldering and welding everything together cleaned it up and added a bit of patina added the stone I love metal :) www.nicilaskin.etsy.com

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silver tie bar with brass arrow

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draw your arrow on the metal sheet or draw it on a piece of paper and stick the paper to the metal sheet . I just like to draw the easy shapes on to my metal directly cut out with your jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades clean the arrow with steel wool for easier soldering cut a 4 inch long piece from sterling silver I used 18 gauge ( thicker then that and it gets hard to bend into shape ) flux your arrow and add your solder I use extra easy wire solder ( silver ) fire up...

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easy teaxture if you do not have a rolling mill

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fun with metal easy texture for metal this is basic metal smithing 101 take a patterned steel sheet tape a strip of metal that is softer then the steel to the plate use clear tape so you can see the back . Start hammering with a ball peen hammer on the whole back ,basically covering the back with dimples .You will need some elbow grease with this as this takes some serious hammer time WATCH YOUR FINGERS !!! while you hammer the back the metal expands and gets pushed into the pattern in the steel plate thus creating a negative...

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