by Dianne Jacques. (Vermont, USA) When I set out to make these, I had a very different finish in mind. When this beautiful rustic orange reds showed up during the cool-down from enameling I was torn. Do I leave it and seal it as is....or give it a satin finish? What are your thoughts? Dianne Jacques Divella Designs Divella Designs on Facebook … [Read more...] about Rustic or Satin Finish on These Enameled Earrings?
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by Rebecca Jamin. (St. Petersburg, FL) All of my cuffs, and most of my jewelry, is made using the copper sheet that came off my 71 year old roof! I had 90 linear feet to create with! Rebecca Jamin Jamin Jewelry … [Read more...] about Recycled Copper Cuff
by Carol wofford. (Halifax, VA) I'm completely self taught and wanted to practice a couple new skills that I'm trying to perfect - riveting and texturing with a chasing hammer. So I thought I'd try it on some hardware I picked up at a yard sale. I really like working with copper pipe because it takes the texture so well. I composed these two bracelets. The … [Read more...] about More Hardware Jewelry
by Val. (Haverhill, MA USA) I have been playing with solder lately for some unique one of a kind designs. Letting the solder flow in its own way creates surprises! A bonus is that many end up unisex. They are finished off in different ways including oxidizing, hammering, brushing and embellishing, depending on what each piece says to me. The process … [Read more...] about Fun With Solder
by Carol Wofford. (Halifax, VA) It's amazing what you can create from ordinary things! This is a link bracelet I made from items that were going to be thrown away. My uncle recently passed away and these items were in a box to be thrown out. Copper plumbing tube, steel and brass washers, rivets and more. I took the box home and came up with this … [Read more...] about Hardware Jewelry from Copper Pipe and Washers
by Kathleen Moore. (Hampshire, United Kingdom) Imperfect is my perfect! I love rustic ( and rusty!), distressed jewellery pieces that look like they've already had an interesting life or might have been dug from the earth after hundreds of years. A twisted piece of patinaed metal on a battered leather cord? Yep, I love that!! I'm currently making acid etched … [Read more...] about Etched Copper Cuff Bangles
by Elizabeth Reid. (Rockville, Maryland) This is a fold forming project that morphed into a necklace, inspired by pictures of a pair of fold-formed earrings and suggestions from friends and family. I took a square piece of brass and air chased a triangular piece in my vice. I added a bezel set mahogany obsidian and soldered it to the top of the piece; and to add … [Read more...] about Metamorphosis of the Majesty Necklace
by Dianne. (Vermont) I have had this Moroccan Amethyst for quite some time, after buying it from a lapidary artist. This weekend I took a tube bezel & flush set workshop from Joy Raskin, and purchased a bail video from Lexi Erickson, and finally had the courage to do something with it. Sometimes it pays to be patient. I set in sterling silver, the tube … [Read more...] about Moroccan Amethyst Pendant
by Blanche Nonken. (Fallon, NV) I've been working on this piece for months, on and off. I first got the idea while watching my "adopted brother" knock out spent primers, preparing to reload ammunition. I picked up one shell that fell on the floor, and thought it might make a cute bezel. A year ago he gifted me with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation beginner's … [Read more...] about Biker Pin
by Patrick P. (State Collge, PA) Forged aluminum clasp, found flange with aluminum tube rivet. Aluminum riveted forged curled-clasp with a hand forged, aluminum riveted clasp bar. Aluminum is a soft (which I knew) metal, so two of the rivets spread-out a few millimeters. This is the first time I made a clasp that was not store-bought. Of course, with … [Read more...] about Aluminum Leather Bracelet
by Shirley Gerchman. (San Jose, Ca) Hi Rena...here is my version of your rugged scrap metal necklace tutorial. Every so often one of your tutorials really catches my eye and I have to try it. To put my own twist on it I used textured copper and rounded it off. Thanks so much. Keeping this for myself! Shirley Gerchman Wildabouthandmades … [Read more...] about Rugged Scrap Metal Necklace
by Dianne. (Windsor, Vermont) Whoa, is this ever fun! I decided I wanted to try some color along with the metal and this is a blast! I figured as long as Valentine's Day is fast approaching I would start with some hearts and do simple enamel. Now I have the bug and have ordered cloisonne wire, etc.... I can't wait! Dianne Divella Designs Divella … [Read more...] about Getting to Know Enamels