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10-gauge (2.6mm diameter) handmade sterling Silver neck wire

This heavy gauge sterling silver neck wire, is perfect for displaying medium to large pendants. Shaped completely by hand with rounded ends, it is very comfortable to wear. Size: S-M The length of the torque is 39.5 cm (15 ½”) with an opening of 6 cm (2 ½”)
$60.00

Anticlastic and Lampwork Cuff DIY PDF Tutorial

Anticlastic Raising is a way of shaping metal, curving it into different directions like the shape of a horse’s saddle. The shapes obtained with this method are very organic and beautiful. They are also very strong; this means that thinner gauge metal can be used to make lighter pieces. Our cuff will be shaped into an asymmetric anticlastic spiral. With one large lampwork wavy disk on the wide side, and a small disk in a contrasting color on the narrow side. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 16 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.
$9.95

Enamel pendant & copper bail leather cord.

Handmade Artisan Torch fired enamel pendant in yellow, orange and red. Enamels are finely ground glass and can be fused to metal by heating the metal and powdered glass until the glass melts, sticking permanently to the metal. The traditional way of firing enamels to a glassy state is using a kiln, but it can also be done with a torch. This pendant is fired multiple times, and the “Sgraffito” technique was used to reveal the yellow enamel under the red and orange top coats. “Sgrafitto” means to scratch in Italian, the design is scratched on the powdered top coat before firing it, to reveal the previously fired coat underneath. The bail rings are made with hand twisted oxidized copper wire. The enameled piece is 53mm (1 3/8”) in diameter. The pendant is 64mm (2 ½”) long. It comes on an 8mm black leather cord 46cm ( 18”) long, with a magnetic clasp
$65.00

Handmade artisan earrings in sterling silver and jasper

Lovely cream, rust and olive jasper rectangles suspended from long triangles, hand-textured with tiny circles. The ear wires are long curving hooks in sterling silver. Very easy to put on. The stones are 34 x 12mm (1 5/8x ½”) The total length of the earrings is 45mm (1 ¾”)
$50.00

Handmade Artisan yellow turquoise pendant with copper bail

This stone is a striking yellow-green-black. Yellow turquoise is named thus, because it appears in the same mines as turquoise. It is actually a jasper with hematite webbing. The color spectrum is from yellow to green. The bail is made of oxidized copper. The pendant comes on an 8mm braided black leather cord 46cm or 18” long, with a magnetic clasp. The stone is 56 x 49 mm and the total length of the pendant is 91mm (3 9/16”)
$65.00

Handmade sterling silver cuff with foldformed tab-set copper cabochon.

Foldforming is a thecnique that imparts a lot of strong texture to a piece of metal. Combine this with some stamping and colored patinas and the resulting surfaces are very unique. This sterling silver cuff has a foldformed- stamped cabochon and band. The cabochon was treated with 2 different patinas to obtain the blue-green pigmentation. The foldformed copper band on the cuff was left untreated, to attain a natural aged patina.
$250.00

Jewelry Making TIP 3 - Making trivets for patina

Stainless Steel trivets are commonly used in enameling and can also be used for ammonia fuming, but the steel will be affected by the fumes and will corrode slowly. Plastic is a non-reactive material perfect to use with ammonia fumes. You can make your own fuming trivets out of plastic, using old credit card, plastic gift cards or hotel room key cards. Template included. This is a PDF file for instant downloading. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Making a bright copper cored Lampwork glass beads for jewelry - DIY FREE Mini Tutorial

The Moretti family introduced the use of copper mandrels as a “cost effective “production method of Venetian glass beads in 1920. The beads were made directly over copper mandrels that were dissolved in nitric acid after annealing. The steel mandrel & bead release combo was retaken when environmental laws made more expensive the use and disposal of copper and nitric acid. So using Copper as a core for lampwork glass is not new. This mini tutorial is about the reaction of the bare copper to the flame and its effect on clear glass. You can get two very different effects, a deep dark red or swirls of aqua blue and bubbles floating in the clear over a bright copper surface. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Rectangular stone & silver triangle earrings

1- Handmade artisan earrings in sterling silver and jasper. Lovely red, orange and gray jasper rectangles suspended from long sterling silver triangles, hand-textured with overlapping dots. The silver has been treated with a darkening patina to emphasize the texture surface. The ear wires are long curving hooks in sterling silver. Very easy to put on. The stones are 34 x 12 mm (1 5/8x ½”) The total length of the earrings is 45mm (1 ¾”)
$50.00

Sterling Silver & Turquoise fused saddle rings

Number 2-Handmade one-of-a-kind sterling silver and turquoise saddle ring, size 11. The body of the ring is textured with a fused silver pattern of tiny sticks. The pattern is different in every ring. The ring band is 28mm (1 1/16”) at its widest. The long oval turquoise is a perfect centerpiece for this wide band ring. The ring is a very comfortable size 11. Thanks to its open back design, it can be slightly adjusted to a bigger size.
$140.00

Sterling Silver & turquoise fused saddle rings

Number 1 Handmade one-of-a-kind sterling silver and turquoise saddle ring, size 10. The body of the ring is textured with a fused silver pattern of tiny sticks. The pattern is different in every ring. The ring band is 23mm (7/8”) at its widest. The long oval turquoise is a perfect centerpiece for this wide band ring. The ring is a very comfortable size 10. Thanks to its open back design, it can be slightly adjusted to a bigger size.
$125.00

Sterling silver and bright green and black torch fired enamel pendant

Striking torch fired pendant in bright green and black. The handmade sterling silver bail has been oxidized to emphasize the texture. The pendant comes on a stainless steel cable with a sterling silver clasp. The big bail half ring is big enough to accommodate a 10-gauge neck wire (as seen in the second photo) or any other type of chain or cord 4mm diameter or less. The enamel piece is: 60 x 28mm Total length of the pendant is: 82mm The necklace is: 47 cm (18 ½”) long
$85.00

Sterling silver, bright green and black, torch fired enamel earrings

These bold earrings were fired twice to enamel both front and back in black first. A thick coat of bright green was sifted over a stencil onto the front of each piece. After carefully removing the stencil, the pieces were fired one final time. The hand fabricated sterling silver tops were oxidized to show the texture detail. This pair comes with comfort clutch sterling silver-silicon backings. The enameled pieces are: 32 x 32mm Total length of earrings: 51mm
$60.00

Wrap around tab tile ring DIY PDF Tutorial

Tabs are small fingers of metal, cut into a jewelry piece that lets us attach objects that we don’t want to pierce or expose to heat. In other words, it is a “cold connection”. This project is a different take from the regular tabs. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 9 pages, 24 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! It comes with a Bonus variant. For beginner skill students.
$9.95