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.
The length of the torque is 39.5 cm (15 ½”) with an opening of 6 cm (2 ½”)
Here are four striking bails using the same design principle to accommodate
your large gemstone donuts.
The design is simple with only one soldered joint, making it a good
project for beginner solders.
The bails can be used for rectangular, square or round donuts.
Three of the bails are soldered pieces and one a no-solder project.
The bails can be made in sterling silver, copper, brass or bronze.
You can customize the design further, by using your own stamps or
texture hammers on the metal.
The tubes at the back of the bails are big enough to accommodate
most chains, large gauge neck wires, multi-strand cable necklaces
or smaller bead necklaces.
They can also be used in conjunction with silk cords, ribbons,
beaded Kumihimo cords or larger bead strands.
Go look for those forgotten large gemstone donuts in your bead
boxes and make some awesome pendants today!
Rings are perfect to display small gemstone donuts.
This project is a simple take on an adjustable wrap-around
It can be made in copper, brass or silver, with any colored stone
The small domed cup on the center can be changed to a square,
triangle or oval.
The texture on the cup and shank can be stamped, rolled milled
This means that your ring will always be a unique piece of art
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.
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
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.