by Jim Osment. (Brisbane Australia) I guess the idea I started with here was to make something a bit more organic looking, obscuring the machine made appearance of the sheet metal by pummeling every surface. This first heart pendant (riveted) was made by cutting a heart out of a scrap of brass sheet and hammering it quite hard all over. I used a variety of … [Read more...] about Hearts Within Hearts
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by Sarah Wiley, (Wakefield, Rhode Island USA) A stunning Hill Tribe Sterling Silver leaf hangs below a purple swirled lampwork glass bead, which is surrounded by sterling silver discs. Just under 3" in length. I love the simple beauty of these combined elements. I picked up the Hill Tribe silver at a bead show and was excited to find a way to use them. The … [Read more...] about Hill Tribe Sterling Silver Leaf with Purple Lampwork Glass Earrings
by Lara Scarberry. (Richland, Washington, USA) It all started when I was bored and feeling uninspired. And I had an out-of-circulation three-pence (thruppence!), a rolling mill, a hammer, and an anvil, plus some rivets and sheet metal. I ran the three-pence coin through the rolling mill until it split, and then decided that it looked sort of like a lily pad. I … [Read more...] about Lily Pad
by Susan Whelan. (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Silver clay has become my latest passion and as quickly as I can afford it, I get a new envelope of clay and a new lesson on what I can and cannot do with it. Each piece teaches me something more and it's limited only by the fact that it has to be torch fired. To me, the best thing about it is that you can create a … [Read more...] about Liver of Sulphur and Silver Clay in Glorious Color
by Jim Osment. (Brisbane Australia) I found these hard to photograph, in daylight they really sparkle! I decided to make a pair of earrings using the same materials that I have been using for my rings and pendants. I haven't really tried making earrings before but I've been looking at some online. I'm getting pretty handy with the silver soldering these days so it … [Read more...] about Mixed Metal Earrings
by Lisa Briseno-Croome. (France) I love swirls! The bigger the better. I remember someone telling me to take inspiration from things I see around me. I have Photoshop and found a swirl brush that I use often in framing photos, etc. This made me think that maybe I could make a piece of jewelry to match. They didn't turn out like the Photoshop brush, but more … [Read more...] about Organic Copper Swirl Earrings
by Angie Simonsen. (Bellevue, Nebraska USA) We all need a little, don't we? This is the second Peace symbol I've made (the first was copper) and I absolutely love it! The frame is soldered, hammered and then wrapped with wire. Thanks for looking! Angie Simonsen Weirdly Wired Jewelry Comments: Giving Peace a Chance by: Rena The rugged, handmade look of … [Read more...] about Peace Please!
by Raina Erwin. (Morrisville, North Carolina USA) This is the first metal etching I have ever done. I chemical etched copper sheet with the cross-section image of... wait for it... purple cabbage!! I was looking for an organic pattern that wasn't used everyday and it seemed like the perfect one. I converted the photographic image to black and white and significantly … [Read more...] about “Purple Cabbage” Etched Copper Earrings
by Jim Osment. (Brisbane Australia) Just thought I'd share this with you all. This is a brass and copper pendant I made a few weeks ago and was just taking the photos to add it to my little online shop, Hammered Hearts. I always liked this one but it was really only when I was cropping the photos that I realized how much I really love it. The pictures taken … [Read more...] about Riveted Brass and Copper Heart
by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) We have a small, Japanese, iron bell in our garden that had a wind catcher attached to capture the breeze and make it ring. As a result of stormy Irene passing through, the paper was torn off. I decided to create a wind catcher out of thin copper sheet. It worked out beautifully and gave me an idea! Why not made a copper … [Read more...] about Rustic Copper Cuffs
by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) Being resourceful (or cheap), I dislike wastefulness and often save scraps of leftover wire or metal sheet from my jewelry projects. These always seem to have potential as elements of some future creation. Sometimes these leftovers just become future messes to clean up,especially those kinked up old bits of wire. But then … [Read more...] about Rustic Copper Earrings
by Zoraida (Patchogue, New York USA) Although the heart motif had been used millions of times and anyone, anywhere recognizes and understands its meaning, I was never the less challenged to create a piece of jewelry featuring a heart. I had a section of left over copper sheet waiting to be morphed into some symbolic adornment. With Valentine's Day approaching, … [Read more...] about Rustic Heart on a Wire