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winged ring- brass wings on sterling silver

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wings on sterling draw some narrow wings on a piece of paper stick/glue the wings to your metal sheet I am using 20 gauge brass ( 0.8mm thick ) I usually do a mock up in metal that is cheaper before doing a sterling/gold version draw your ring shank onto sterling silver this is 18 gauge ( 1 mm thick ) cut out your wings and your ringshank via jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades make sure the ring shank and the wings fit ( I am good with eyeballing things - I tend not to measure ) solder your...

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turtle pendant

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  Today I went with a combination of medallion and shadow box ( the shadow box being the flower inside the turtle . I used 20 gauge sterling silver for that . The reason for not using 18 gauge was that I ran out ,lol :)    But that worked out in the end as I added an extra circle . I cut out a large circle 1 1/4 inch in diameter with the help of my disc cutter. If you don’t have one you can always cut out a circle by hand . I invested in a disc cutter after...

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sterling silver cat pendant

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little cat pendant made from 18 gauge sterling silver Draw out the shape of a cat onto paper this cat was pretty easy to draw as I had drawn a similar shape before and for some reason I can draw faster the second time, I added a little heart :) stick your paper to your metal start cutting with your jewelry hand saw and 1/0 saw blades drill or punch out some holes for the eyes I use a swanstrom hole punch pliers ,one of my most used tools peel of the paper and start polishing If you do not...

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tea light holder

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I love making these - tea light holders I used copper for that cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper draw your shapes onto the metal small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife ) cut out your lizards shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3x3 inch square solder everything together ( use plumbers solder ) add your tea light and light it :) the reason for using plumbers solder is ,is that it takes a much lower temperature to solder the parts...

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copper buttons for my Mama

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  Today I made some buttons for my mom . It never occurred to me to make her some even though she always needs some for one project or another . She loves to sew , knit and crochet . But today I remembered the button box she had when I was a little girl . Ach gosh I loved that box . It was built like a treasure box filled with many many different kind of buttons in all shapes and colors . There were bright red ones that were large and had a nice feel to it and...

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