This necklace is a simple and striking way to display a large gemstone
donut. Using only “cold connections” like rivets, staple and
crimps we will make a unique sterling silver two-piece riveted bail,
with a hand stamped design.
The silver bail can be customized by using different stamps or texture
hammers on the metal. Changing the shape of the cutouts
along the edge for other shapes as triangles or ovals, can also make
each pendant unique.
In this tutorial we will be constructing a split bezel & tab setting for a straight sided, angular shape.
The flat shape will be made out of a multicolored piece of polymer clay.
As an alternative you can substitute the polymer piece for a torch fired enamel piece.
The project can also be turned into a solder-less piece using "cold connections “.
The instructions for a customized stainless steel cable necklace with matching clasp are also included in the step-by-step instructions.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 11 pages, 29 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For beginner skill students.
This project is about using a large gemstone donut as the focal piece
of a cuff bracelet.
Reticulation on silver is a process that results in a heavily textured
This method produces one-of-a-kind pieces, that are very dramatic and organic
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 10 pages, 27 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips!
Includes two mini tutorials.
For intermediate skill students.
Reticulated silver over copper cuff with foldformed cabochon.
Reticulation is a process in which silver is made to buckle in to ridges and valleys adding a very interesting and strong surface texture to the metal. This method produces one-of-a-kind pieces, very dramatic and organic looking.
Foldforming, a relatively new way of manipulating metal is another technique that gives a very interesting surface to metal.
Our cuff will have as a focal piece a foldformed cabochon, treated with chemical patinas to achieve a deep rich blue-green color.
The cabochon will be attached with a riveted setting onto the reticulated cuff.
This is a perfect project to recycle all your sterling silver scraps cutouts.
This is a project for the intermediate to advanced student.
It requires the use of an acetylene torch with a big tip.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 18 pages, 59 photos and plenty of tips!