Last Night in Jewelry Class


Here is the new necklace that I completed (as always with tons of help from my teacher) last night in jewelry class. We started off by crimping a wire with pliers and winding it around in a loose circle. Then, with a compass, we traced a circle big enough to contain our coiled nest of wire and cut it out. We flattened the wire onto the silver circle and soldered it down. This was all done last class. During last night's class, we started by making metal balls with various metals, of various sizes, soldered them into the nooks between the wire, smashed them down with a smashing tool, and domed the circle. Finally, we filed down the surface of the pendant, so that the balls flattened to the same level of the wire, oxidized the piece, and matte-polished the whole.

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