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. Stones are ocean jasper. Additional copper, shell, … [Read more...] about Copper and Ocean Jasper Statement Necklace
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by Elizabeth Reid. (Rockville, MD) I cut the leaves out of copper as well as the acorn. I then did some forming and texturing and colored using some alcohol inks and liver of sulfur. I made the chainmaille necklace and "S" hook. Elizabeth Reid Becoming To You … [Read more...] about Autumn Leaves in Metal and Chainmaille
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 … [Read more...] about Hammered Silver Chain Bracelet
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 bold piece of jewelry looks spectacular on. I made … [Read more...] about Tapping into the Universe Through Inspiration
by Judy Pagnusat. These fold formed leaves are made of copper and german silver. The leaves were created and then soldered together. Judy Pagnusat JudyPag Designs/Judy's Gems Judy Pagnusat on Facebook … [Read more...] about Metal Leaves of Fall
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, I decided to torch the bracelets to see what … [Read more...] about Copper Fun
by Kim Pernia. (Maryland) I finally accomplished silversmithing that I am proud of. The torch work is acceptable, even the little silver flower over the glass stone. The work with the dremel took even longer than the torch work. I'm self-taught so I'm really proud. Kim Pernia Kimmings Jewelry … [Read more...] about Bling Your Glass Pendant
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 design for a while before it "spoke" to me. I decided it … [Read more...] about “Emerge” Necklace
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 year off & on researching the process, debating about the … [Read more...] about Adventure in Acid Etching
by Pamela Dudrow. (In my dining room, kitchen, bedroom...! Woodsboro, MD) I've been making jewelry for over 15 years. Up until that time I had been very active; riding horses professionally and participating in triathlons. I was also a critical care nurse taking care of bariatric patients after their surgery in the PACU or Recovery Room. These patients are … [Read more...] about How I Fell in Love with Fold Forming!
by Michael Munden. (Myrtle Beach, SC) These copper pieces are made by cutting, forming, and coloring copper. I use a metal shear, circle punches, and other cutting tools to create the shape I want. I then use shaping tools, patinas, including torches, to achieve the colors that are shown. The copper is then paired with semi-precious gemstones to … [Read more...] about Copper Jewelry with Various Techniques
by Dianne Jacques. (Windsor, Vermont) My latest addiction is rings…and I am having a blast and more importantly, learning a lot. Rings are a great way to practice soldering joins and finish detail. I bought a great new device for the flex shaft…a split mandrel, who knew? It makes easy work of finishing the inside of rings. Dianne Jacques Divella … [Read more...] about Making Rings – Going Around in Circles!