Silver Red Green Christmas Earrings, Pearl Earrings, Christmas Jewelry, Dangle Drop Earrings, Xmas Earrings, Xmas Jewelry on Silver Hook by haileyallendesigns https://ift.tt/2mEJc67
First batch of resin necklaces are done. I have some work to do to fix them up but here they are! All ethically sourced insects and handmade.
They are for sale, message for questions.
Zendaya x Emmy’s 2020
Is Gold filled the best cheaper alternative to solid gold? how long will it last?
Where can i buy filled gold jewelry?submitted by /u/JustAFloridian
What do y'all hate most about jewellery or wish was different?
I’m a jewellery designer and personally I hate the environmental impact and how difficult it can be to find non-traditional jewellery that isnt either tacky or an exorbitant price.submitted by /u/WaitImAnAdult
KUNGLERS - Leandra by Ava Kungler / KUNGLERS
Showing pair of bracelets with leather textures, beads and wire metals. Includes a color change HUD for lots of options for different parts. Exclusive to Cosmopolitan event maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/131/61/22 *Hair by Tram Pose by :studiOneiro:
Alright we back and I actually finished another project!!! The past uh….2 months have been bonkers because I moved from an apartment to somewhere which I OWN (!!!) which I love AND it has enough space that I now have a WORKSHOP ROOM. I might post pics of it later but once it’s more done….cause right now almost everything is still on the floor.
For my next metalworking project teacher said I could do whatever I wanted and somehow I came up with the idea of a pennanular brooch. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a circular brooch with the pin attached that locks into place so the fabric won’t slip. It’s an ancient design often used for scarves, shawls, kilts etc.
So first you gotta start by making a ring which you can either do by cutting out a flat piece or by hammering a wire circle. Wire is the easier way unless you want to spend 4 h sawing so that’s what I did for these, but it makes a pin with a smaller surface area which means less decoration. So I might try the other way next.
The ends of the wire get soldered together so you can hammer the ring without distorting it.
And then……I just hammered the absolute SHIT out of it
My teacher: ok. Well. You definitely hammered it. But it’s a little thin now so maybe we don’t want to go That thin next time.
…I was excited about hammering 🤷♀️
Comparison of the one I beat the shit out of vs once I figured out what I was SUPPOSED to be doing:
Also, note about forging with a hammer: if however you’re standing feels comfortable you’re not doing it right. I really did use that as a test to check in with myself every few min.
Anyway next is the best time aka decor time!!
I tried stamping, chasing, and etching in preparation for this and decided I like chasing best. Etching and stamping are exactly what they sound like. Chasing is kind of like etching but you move the metal around instead of remove it.
Brooch lines for chasing!
Mid-chasing! There’s a hammer involved, but it’s a Different Hammer and you have to use it Differently!
After the decorating is done it is time to make the pin. Also started with wire, but this time square wire. Part of it gets hammered flat to attach to the circle and the pin part gets filed on all sides until it is pointy.
Original wire vs. pin
Wow ok apparently there’s a 10 image per post limit I will continue momentarily
Look at this Blue Topaz! I spy some little rainbows, what about you guys? 🔍