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
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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!
by Judy Pagnusat. (Cotati, CA) This is a fold formed leaf design that I created. The materials include copper sheet, beads and chain. One of these went to a silent auction benefitting our local museum and the other went up for sale at the Artisan's Co-op in Bodega,CA where I am a member. Judy Pagnusat Judy's Gems … [Read more...] about Fold Formed Leaf – My Latest Work
by Janine Gerade. (Holliston, MA) I have been making jewelry for a long time. So long, that it's just what I do! I am sure you know the feeling. I have always wanted to learn metal smithing. Finally I had enough sales with my beaded jewelry that purchasing the equipment was possible. I am learning to make Gemstone and silver rings. I have taken soldering … [Read more...] about The Next Step – Metalsmithing
by Deby Stewart. (South Florida) In south Florida we are lucky to be green all year. One of the prettiest plants is the Philodendron. It can be a small indoor potted plant or a huge, take-over-the-yard green monster. Either way the leaves each have their own individuality. Deby Stewart Flash of Silver … [Read more...] about Ready for Spring
by Sandra Doss. (Germantown, WI) I am new to metalwork and after taking Kate Richbourg's soldering class on Craftsy decided to cut out some copper shapes and heat patina them. I then wire wrapped a couple spirals that are soldered to the triangles (they moved a lot while soldering, lesson learned!) I loved the patina's color and found some beads of Chrysocolla … [Read more...] about Chrysocolla and Copper Triangle Earrings