by Diana Stiles. (Amherst, MA) I hand cut thin copper tubing into small spacers and forged heavy copper pipe, applying a natural fume patina of turquoise and brown speckle. Likewise, I used my home made patina on copper washers; using two washers and a toggle clasp allows the necklace to be worn in two lengths. […]
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by Darlene Weberg. (Sterling, VA, USA) Fashionable Sterling silver hoops are combined with handcrafted Argentium silver chain and secure hook closure to create this stylish bracelet. Starting from heavy gauge silver wire, the 3/4″ hoops are formed, soldered, filed and hammered. They are joined by small fused links. The rest of the bracelet is created […]
by Sandra VanderMey. (Los Angeles) This piece is made of brass, anodized titanium, computer chips, Lucite, holography and laser disc. The brass is a single sheet with two cuts down the sides folded back to make the neck piece and a cut down the center to make the piece more flexible for wearing. This large […]
by Colleen. (Webster, NY) I love working with copper and other metal. The first pic is my first attempt at (I think it’s called) cold forming. Both bracelets started out as copper piping. The forming comes in steps, anneal, form with hammers, etc, anneal again for more forming. When I was satisfied with the forming, […]
by Janice Root. (Orange City, FL) I love melting silver onto copper and using my torch to form the liquefied silver into various hills and valleys. For this necklace, I punched a round copper disc using my disc cutter and then heaped and melted small scraps of silver onto it. I looked at the finished […]
by Lady Mockingbird. (Upstate NY) Acid Etching sounds scary just reading the first word, and I was definitely very hesitant to try it. But to improve as a metal smith and jewelry artist often means stretching out of one’s comfort zone, and this process was definitely a big stretch for me. I spent over a […]