• Public Gallery  • Help  
• Join Now!  • Log In  • Feature Tour
 Dinah Hoyt Taylor | Home > 
My Studio
Here are photos of my studio and my new bench I just finished this spring.
Date(s): Mar 20, 2011. Album by Dinah Taylor. Photos by Dinah Taylor. 1 - 479 of 479 Total. 3059 Visits.
  Sign the Guestbook. There are no entries.
Start SlideshowTo order prints and photo-products: 1. Select photos. 2. Click Order. 3. Select products.Send Email of Selected Photos 
Enlarge photo 1
enlarge 48KB, 640x537
1
Finally after a week of organizing, I got all my leather tools and materials in order so I can finally start on Peggys horse boot project.

Enlarge photo 2
enlarge 58KB, 640x480
2
I took apart the boot so I could make a pattern and see if I could make one.

Enlarge photo 3
enlarge 55KB, 640x468
3
I used 1200 denier waterproofed back Cordura material scraps I had, took some pieces of my Ensolite dense foam pad-I had to glue and tape in order to get the size.  it's 3/8" thick and prevents water from getting to it, and is a nice cushion for a bruised or abscessed sole.

Enlarge photo 4
enlarge 39KB, 640x435
4
I made patterns of all the pieces.

Enlarge photo 5
enlarge 45KB, 720x425
5

Enlarge photo 6
enlarge 47KB, 720x378
6
I had a piece of leather from some old chaps for a new sole on the test boot.

Enlarge photo 7
enlarge 45KB, 550x640
7

Enlarge photo 8
enlarge 55KB, 640x480
8

Enlarge photo 9
enlarge 62KB, 623x640
9

Enlarge photo 10
enlarge 62KB, 553x640
10

Enlarge photo 11
enlarge 28KB, 720x227
11

Enlarge photo 12
enlarge 32KB, 720x239
12

Enlarge photo 13
enlarge 43KB, 640x540
13

Enlarge photo 14
enlarge 52KB, 621x640
14

Enlarge photo 15
enlarge 52KB, 640x552
15

Enlarge photo 16
enlarge 76KB, 581x640
16

Enlarge photo 17
enlarge 60KB, 640x480
17

Enlarge photo 18
enlarge 66KB, 640x566
18

Enlarge photo 19
enlarge 36KB, 720x307
19

Enlarge photo 20
enlarge 64KB, 521x640
20

Enlarge photo 21
enlarge 64KB, 640x480
21

Enlarge photo 22
enlarge 69KB, 640x590
22

Enlarge photo 23
enlarge 52KB, 640x480
23

Enlarge photo 24
enlarge 70KB, 589x640
24

Enlarge photo 25
enlarge 67KB, 535x640
25

Enlarge photo 26
enlarge 83KB, 640x590
26

Enlarge photo 27
enlarge 41KB, 640x570
27

Enlarge photo 28
enlarge 53KB, 640x480
28
Putting in brass rivets for the draw string

Enlarge photo 29
enlarge 46KB, 640x480
29

Enlarge photo 30
enlarge 56KB, 640x480
30

Enlarge photo 31
enlarge 72KB, 640x621
31
Inside of Mu's bag. 2 pockets

Enlarge photo 32
enlarge 73KB, 640x616
32

Enlarge photo 33
enlarge 63KB, 633x640
33
outside pocket with heart.  All suede and leather pieces.

Enlarge photo 34
enlarge 76KB, 640x480
34
Front of bag.

Enlarge photo 35
enlarge 63KB, 604x640
35
Leather flap over with handle.

Enlarge photo 36
enlarge 61KB, 566x640
36

Enlarge photo 37
enlarge 66KB, 640x525
37
Front of bag.  13" x 13" with boxed corners on bottom.

Enlarge photo 38
enlarge 64KB, 524x640
38

Enlarge photo 39
enlarge 65KB, 640x626
39
Little covered notebook.
Leather from seat of German breeches and hand dyed pink chamois tie.


Enlarge photo 40
enlarge 60KB, 610x640
40
spine is hand sewn with waxed thread through each of the signature books.  There are four signatures, (4 books)  each containing 8 folded deckled (hand torn) pages 7.5" x 3.75" opened out.

Enlarge photo 41
enlarge 41KB, 720x433
41
Each of the signatures are hand sewn from inside to inside of leather cover and then when one is finished, the next is sewn.  I made a template for the signatures and the cover out of an old heavy file folder, then measured out from the center-1/8" (two on each side of the center to create the design on the spine.)

Enlarge photo 42
enlarge 34KB, 720x440
42
Center of book.

Enlarge photo 43
enlarge 32KB, 640x405
43
Center of one of the four signatures.

Enlarge photo 44
enlarge 41KB, 640x484
44
for Pat Rini Rohrer gallery  nov 20th 2017

Enlarge photo 45
enlarge 39KB, 473x640
45
Wonder Woman Brass fold formed cuff 4" tall

Enlarge photo 46
enlarge 35KB, 640x544
46

Enlarge photo 47
enlarge 54KB, 640x588
47
Copper fold formed cuff with vintage Swarovski crystals

Enlarge photo 48
enlarge 44KB, 618x640
48

Enlarge photo 49
enlarge 43KB, 640x507
49
Sterling Silver fold formed cuff with vintage Swarovski crystals

Enlarge photo 50
enlarge 49KB, 640x562
50

Enlarge photo 51
enlarge 32KB, 599x640
51
14 gauge hammered and formed copper flower bangle 2 1/2" sq. by 1"

Enlarge photo 52
enlarge 30KB, 640x517
52

Enlarge photo 53
enlarge 31KB, 640x517
53

Enlarge photo 54
enlarge 30KB, 640x538
54
3/4" wide 2 3/4" diameter 12 gauge copper bangle with Sterling Silver rivets.

Enlarge photo 55
enlarge 27KB, 551x640
55

Enlarge photo 56
enlarge 54KB, 640x480
56

Enlarge photo 57
enlarge 53KB, 640x480
57

Enlarge photo 58
enlarge 36KB, 640x480
58

Enlarge photo 59
enlarge 44KB, 640x480
59

Enlarge photo 60
enlarge 39KB, 640x436
60

Enlarge photo 61
enlarge 72KB, 640x480
61

Enlarge photo 62
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
62

Enlarge photo 63
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
63

Enlarge photo 64
enlarge 64KB, 640x480
64

Enlarge photo 65
enlarge 69KB, 640x480
65

Enlarge photo 66
enlarge 70KB, 640x480
66

Enlarge photo 67
enlarge 58KB, 640x480
67

Enlarge photo 68
enlarge 91KB, 640x552
68

Enlarge photo 69
enlarge 93KB, 640x536
69

Enlarge photo 70
enlarge 123KB, 640x590
70

Enlarge photo 71
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
71

Enlarge photo 72
enlarge 79KB, 640x480
72

Enlarge photo 73
enlarge 28KB, 640x480
73

Enlarge photo 74
enlarge 31KB, 640x480
74

Enlarge photo 75
enlarge 41KB, 640x430
75

Enlarge photo 76
enlarge 41KB, 640x480
76

Enlarge photo 77
enlarge 59KB, 720x432
77

Enlarge photo 78
enlarge 78KB, 640x573
78

Enlarge photo 79
enlarge 23KB, 640x480
79
East Africa coin 1922 STG

Enlarge photo 80
enlarge 33KB, 720x422
80

Enlarge photo 81
enlarge 37KB, 640x552
81

Enlarge photo 82
enlarge 35KB, 640x450
82

Enlarge photo 83
enlarge 39KB, 720x444
83

Enlarge photo 84
enlarge 39KB, 720x429
84

Enlarge photo 85
enlarge 36KB, 640x415
85

Enlarge photo 86
enlarge 34KB, 640x543
86
Canada one dollar coin size 8

Enlarge photo 87
enlarge 40KB, 640x554
87

Enlarge photo 88
enlarge 38KB, 640x470
88

Enlarge photo 89
enlarge 30KB, 640x547
89

Enlarge photo 90
enlarge 30KB, 640x527
90

Enlarge photo 91
enlarge 34KB, 640x497
91
quarter - Oregon

Enlarge photo 92
enlarge 39KB, 640x499
92

Enlarge photo 93
enlarge 46KB, 524x640
93

Enlarge photo 94
enlarge 64KB, 612x640
94

Enlarge photo 95
enlarge 72KB, 598x640
95

Enlarge photo 96
enlarge 76KB, 592x640
96

Enlarge photo 97
enlarge 51KB, 640x595
97

Enlarge photo 98
enlarge 42KB, 640x480
98

Enlarge photo 99
enlarge 45KB, 640x480
99

Enlarge photo 100
enlarge 61KB, 640x480
100

Enlarge photo 101
enlarge 58KB, 640x480
101

Enlarge photo 102
enlarge 48KB, 640x480
102

Enlarge photo 103
enlarge 25KB, 640x480
103

Enlarge photo 104
enlarge 26KB, 640x480
104

Enlarge photo 105
enlarge 37KB, 640x480
105
1" sterling silver disk, sawn from wedding silver of my parents, married at my mothers home in North Sydney, NS, Canada, August 15, 1929.  Handsawn and over engraved with the initial 'R', and makers mark on reverse.  Sterling silver bail, and box chain.

Enlarge photo 106
enlarge 71KB, 540x640
106

Enlarge photo 107
enlarge 76KB, 640x593
107
back

Enlarge photo 108
enlarge 75KB, 640x531
108

Enlarge photo 109
enlarge 74KB, 640x485
109
I made the leaves out of 1943 dimes-.999 fine silver.  Today I decided to add some real pearls.

Enlarge photo 110
enlarge 89KB, 599x640
110
I balled the ends of the fine silver wire to keep the pearls on, and marked the cut/bend.

Enlarge photo 111
enlarge 90KB, 551x640
111

Enlarge photo 112
enlarge 84KB, 640x525
112
I did the same with the smaller ones to go above the larger pearls.

Enlarge photo 113
enlarge 75KB, 611x640
113
Here they are all finished.

Enlarge photo 114
enlarge 77KB, 640x518
114
I started out by cutting, annealing, and rolling 30 pieces of brass.  Some Yellow, some Rose, and roll printed the lake from a map.  I had to cut out the inside of 30 pieces of paper so it would show the lake.

Enlarge photo 115
enlarge 76KB, 640x525
115
I stamped the back with DHT 43 *** and handmade.

Enlarge photo 116
enlarge 84KB, 640x495
116
I stamped the front with MLC 2015 and placed a star where the Island in the middle of the lake.

Enlarge photo 117
enlarge 109KB, 640x524
117
I put them in vinegar/salt pickle for 3 hours and brushed them with a brass brush and washing up liquid, rinsed and dried them on top of the AGA.

Enlarge photo 118
enlarge 67KB, 720x392
118
After buffing them, and cleaning them with a linen rag, I put on the jump rings and the key ring.

Enlarge photo 119
enlarge 33KB, 640x628
119
Sterling Silver band with Fine Silver spinner rings.  Size 10  18 grams.

Enlarge photo 120
enlarge 37KB, 640x634
120
SYC initials

Enlarge photo 121
enlarge 36KB, 576x640
121
Stamped with Z. X, O's and crosses.

Enlarge photo 122
enlarge 40KB, 633x640
122

Enlarge photo 123
enlarge 35KB, 640x582
123

Enlarge photo 124
enlarge 32KB, 632x640
124

Enlarge photo 125
enlarge 37KB, 640x594
125

Enlarge photo 126
enlarge 27KB, 640x480
126
stamped DHT43*** and Sterling, HandMade

Enlarge photo 127
enlarge 45KB, 640x515
127
Brass 'Both Sides of the Mountain' cuff for Sylvia.

Enlarge photo 128
enlarge 43KB, 640x547
128
Added her initials.

Enlarge photo 129
enlarge 53KB, 640x543
129

Enlarge photo 130
enlarge 61KB, 624x640
130

Enlarge photo 131
enlarge 29KB, 640x553
131

Enlarge photo 132
enlarge 83KB, 640x540
132

Enlarge photo 133
enlarge 79KB, 640x604
133

Enlarge photo 134
enlarge 144KB, 640x573
134

Enlarge photo 135
enlarge 56KB, 640x480
135

Enlarge photo 136
enlarge 63KB, 606x640
136

Enlarge photo 137
enlarge 34KB, 640x600
137

Enlarge photo 138
enlarge 28KB, 560x640
138

Enlarge photo 139
enlarge 37KB, 633x640
139

Enlarge photo 140
enlarge 28KB, 640x523
140

Enlarge photo 141
enlarge 27KB, 640x621
141

Enlarge photo 142
enlarge 52KB, 640x585
142

Enlarge photo 143
enlarge 46KB, 640x516
143

Enlarge photo 144
enlarge 51KB, 570x640
144

Enlarge photo 145
enlarge 49KB, 640x553
145

Enlarge photo 146
enlarge 58KB, 640x607
146

Enlarge photo 147
enlarge 88KB, 543x640
147
Harry and me.  My 64th birthday, Southern Pines, NC.

Enlarge photo 148
enlarge 86KB, 564x640
148

Enlarge photo 149
enlarge 71KB, 640x511
149

Enlarge photo 150
enlarge 79KB, 640x478
150

Enlarge photo 151
enlarge 102KB, 640x607
151

Enlarge photo 152
enlarge 80KB, 640x520
152

Enlarge photo 153
enlarge 75KB, 640x523
153

Enlarge photo 154
enlarge 62KB, 640x443
154

Enlarge photo 155
enlarge 52KB, 720x302
155

Enlarge photo 156
enlarge 56KB, 640x509
156

Enlarge photo 157
enlarge 27KB, 548x640
157

Enlarge photo 158
enlarge 30KB, 640x542
158

Enlarge photo 159
enlarge 24KB, 640x501
159

Enlarge photo 160
enlarge 30KB, 588x640
160

Enlarge photo 161
enlarge 33KB, 594x640
161

Enlarge photo 162
enlarge 27KB, 640x589
162

Enlarge photo 163
enlarge 37KB, 640x621
163

Enlarge photo 164
enlarge 29KB, 640x478
164

Enlarge photo 165
enlarge 34KB, 640x601
165

Enlarge photo 166
enlarge 60KB, 640x576
166

Enlarge photo 167
enlarge 57KB, 640x616
167

Enlarge photo 168
enlarge 36KB, 640x536
168

Enlarge photo 169
enlarge 34KB, 640x543
169

Enlarge photo 170
enlarge 32KB, 640x549
170

Enlarge photo 171
enlarge 33KB, 567x640
171

Enlarge photo 172
enlarge 55KB, 640x517
172

Enlarge photo 173
enlarge 47KB, 505x640
173

Enlarge photo 174
enlarge 37KB, 640x507
174
Copper and antique venetian glass bead spinner ring on sterling wire for Megan

Enlarge photo 175
enlarge 44KB, 640x513
175

Enlarge photo 176
enlarge 44KB, 621x640
176

Enlarge photo 177
enlarge 50KB, 640x470
177
soldering the other end of the wire I had to cover the bead with rock wool so that it would not shatter and then let it completely cool for 30 minutes

Enlarge photo 178
enlarge 67KB, 640x638
178

Enlarge photo 179
enlarge 52KB, 467x640
179
Starting with  a 1" wide 15gauge copper section from a 6' 19th century steam pipe from a heating company in VA, I sawed through it.

Enlarge photo 180
enlarge 60KB, 640x498
180
This shows the gauge of the pipe.

Enlarge photo 181
enlarge 64KB, 590x640
181
I cleaned up the edges and heated it again.

Enlarge photo 182
enlarge 74KB, 640x447
182

Enlarge photo 183
enlarge 49KB, 640x425
183
I heated it and hammered it flat.

Enlarge photo 184
enlarge 54KB, 640x427
184
I rolled the annealed blank through my rolling machine with a piece of lace.  You only have one chance to roll it through, or you risk having the design muddled and confusing.

Enlarge photo 185
enlarge 70KB, 598x640
185
The piece is now 18gauge.

Enlarge photo 186
enlarge 50KB, 640x413
186
I domed and stamped it and used hammers to create ripples and designs and then buffed it on my buffer.

Enlarge photo 187
enlarge 74KB, 640x608
187
After I buffed, I formed it.  This is the finished product.

Enlarge photo 188
enlarge 66KB, 640x560
188
Showing stamping around domes.

Enlarge photo 189
enlarge 46KB, 640x559
189
This is a 9" serving fork by SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO - Wallingford, CT
Organized by Samuel Simpson in 1866. Part of International Silver Company in 1898.  I've had this for many years, and loved the nouveau workmanship on it.


Enlarge photo 190
enlarge 39KB, 640x535
190
back

Enlarge photo 191
enlarge 55KB, 640x575
191
After cutting off the tines, and shaping the flatter part into the shape of a tulip for spring, I annealed it many times, to get the right shape for my right wrist, and where it would lay.

Enlarge photo 192
enlarge 55KB, 640x633
192
I've buffed the front but not the inside

Enlarge photo 193
enlarge 62KB, 640x625
193

Enlarge photo 194
enlarge 65KB, 640x605
194

Enlarge photo 195
enlarge 58KB, 640x598
195
Now I've buffed outside and inside

Enlarge photo 196
enlarge 61KB, 640x609
196
Here is the mark for Simpson Co. with Sterling to the right

Enlarge photo 197
enlarge 53KB, 596x640
197

Enlarge photo 198
enlarge 65KB, 629x640
198

Enlarge photo 199
enlarge 88KB, 637x640
199
Hand made copper hooks for hats, and nails for keys.

Enlarge photo 200
enlarge 40KB, 640x446
200

Enlarge photo 201
enlarge 53KB, 562x640
201

Enlarge photo 202
enlarge 89KB, 640x576
202
two nails I just made out of 10 gauge copper wire.

Enlarge photo 203
enlarge 62KB, 640x606
203
After I've heated with a torch and hammered the head, I mark my nails with 43 and ***.

Enlarge photo 204
enlarge 62KB, 640x480
204

Enlarge photo 205
enlarge 69KB, 460x640
205

Enlarge photo 206
enlarge 39KB, 640x630
206
Fine Silver hammered, hand etched and formed pea pod earrings with 9mm cultured pearls for Linda Vogue.

Enlarge photo 207
enlarge 51KB, 640x615
207

Enlarge photo 208
enlarge 49KB, 601x640
208

Enlarge photo 209
enlarge 60KB, 640x628
209
heart for Deb Ahrendt front 2 1/4x 2 1/4

Enlarge photo 210
enlarge 49KB, 523x640
210
Here are the beads I have.  What do you want?  Let me know.

Enlarge photo 211
enlarge 56KB, 640x618
211

Enlarge photo 212
enlarge 55KB, 640x586
212

Enlarge photo 213
enlarge 33KB, 640x501
213

Enlarge photo 214
enlarge 26KB, 608x640
214

Enlarge photo 215
enlarge 55KB, 640x480
215
Ready to move downstairs for the winter!

Enlarge photo 216
enlarge 57KB, 640x480
216
Getting the bed put back together.

Enlarge photo 217
enlarge 62KB, 640x551
217
All finished.  Now on to the studio.

Enlarge photo 218
enlarge 31KB, 358x640
218

Enlarge photo 219
enlarge 73KB, 640x480
219
Sat. morning in studio

Enlarge photo 220
enlarge 42KB, 640x480
220
Still not sure where everything will go, but I found a great site that Connie Fox from San Diego had on Pinterest that was what I was looking for.  We use many of the same tools so this was great.

Enlarge photo 221
enlarge 75KB, 568x640
221
The beams stacked.  I've fiddled with these for 3 days now trying to figure out how to keep them stabilized, where to put the vise and forming stake, finally, thanks to Connie Fox's studio photos, I have a plan-okay I have said-IHAP for months now, maybe today I can get this done before I have to leave for work at noon.

Enlarge photo 222
enlarge 59KB, 613x640
222
Two tables on West wall.

Enlarge photo 223
enlarge 82KB, 640x598
223
Sewing repairing for horse blankets and leather repairs have to share this space.  I'd really like to have the entire studio in my dining room, because of the great light, but I sleep in there in the winter to save on heat.  Maybe someday.

Enlarge photo 224
enlarge 61KB, 640x585
224
Before the second table was put in.

Enlarge photo 225
enlarge 81KB, 640x551
225
I took the old sawhorses out of the annex barn and brought them over to the back porch.  I want to make another bench to hold my 12" guillotine shear, and my drill press.  I have to chisel off the top of the center 2x6.  The wide boards are on the right-18" and 19" wide by 1" thick.

Enlarge photo 226
enlarge 77KB, 640x493
226
Starting the chiseling.  I found that using my trusty circular saw and going along the top would be a bit faster to chisel.

Enlarge photo 227
enlarge 88KB, 640x517
227
Then I used my old Stanley hand plane to level as much as I can.

Enlarge photo 228
enlarge 79KB, 640x577
228
All finished, but the legs are all different lengths.  I measured and wrote on the legs and in my notebook so I made sure I had the correct angle and then cut the taller ones down so both sawhorses were the same height.

Enlarge photo 229
enlarge 86KB, 553x640
229
Testing how it will look.

Enlarge photo 230
enlarge 53KB, 640x507
230
In studio before leveling legs

Enlarge photo 231
enlarge 69KB, 640x632
231
I drilled holes all along the bottom board about 3" apart, and then marked them on the sawhorse so that I could drill the top board holes and alternate the nails.  I used square cut masonry nails.

Enlarge photo 232
enlarge 63KB, 640x563
232
I tested 3 drill bits different sizes, to see which one would be best for the square cut nails which would hold tightly but not split the wood.  All of them are in, and they look fabulous to me.  They hold super tight, are flush, and since I have about 10 lbs. of them, I don't have to buy any for a long time.

Enlarge photo 233
enlarge 37KB, 640x480
233

Enlarge photo 234
enlarge 71KB, 640x594
234
I melted the cleaned sterling scraps in a crucible with flux until melted.  The scraps were from my mother's damaged 1920s candlesticks, you can see the base to the right.

Enlarge photo 235
enlarge 61KB, 575x640
235
further melting before pouring so that it goes in one pour keeping out bubbles.

Enlarge photo 236
enlarge 58KB, 640x421
236
I carved a channel in a fire brick with a hammer and chisel and poured in the melted sterling scrap with flux.

Enlarge photo 237
enlarge 79KB, 640x638
237
After getting the four billets out of each pour-they were approximately 1 1/2" x 3/4" w x 1/2" thick.  I hammered to flatten on my anvil, then annealed them with the torch and rolled through two times, then annealed again, and rolled two more times until I got them the thickness I wanted.

Enlarge photo 238
enlarge 67KB, 640x534
238
After filing all edges and sanding before forming.

Enlarge photo 239
enlarge 60KB, 720x414
239
My first one which is quite heavy and thick.  I love this, and have received many compliments on it, as well as the others.

Enlarge photo 240
enlarge 51KB, 640x455
240
My first one.

Enlarge photo 241
enlarge 62KB, 640x540
241

Enlarge photo 242
enlarge 46KB, 640x467
242
casting pieces from scrap-August 27, 2013

Enlarge photo 243
enlarge 77KB, 627x640
243
Sterling footed cigarette dish-belonging to my father.  This was 4" long and 6 1/2" around.  I was pretty amazed that I could make a cuff out of something this small.  The disk at the bottom is 1 5/8" diameter and 5 1/2" circumference.

Enlarge photo 244
enlarge 70KB, 640x529
244
Sterling mark on dish

Enlarge photo 245
enlarge 82KB, 640x560
245
mark

Enlarge photo 246
enlarge 63KB, 720x305
246
cut off tab and part of top

Enlarge photo 247
enlarge 91KB, 640x574
247
cut off base with 'G'

Enlarge photo 248
enlarge 65KB, 640x429
248
inside

Enlarge photo 249
enlarge 72KB, 640x478
249
initial filing

Enlarge photo 250
enlarge 54KB, 640x427
250
heating for feet

Enlarge photo 251
enlarge 55KB, 640x430
251
made buttons out of feet.

Enlarge photo 252
enlarge 54KB, 720x370
252
inside after filing, sanding and buffing

Enlarge photo 253
enlarge 67KB, 720x430
253
outside after filing sanding and buffing

Enlarge photo 254
enlarge 42KB, 566x640
254
After forming cuff

Enlarge photo 255
enlarge 35KB, 486x640
255
side

Enlarge photo 256
enlarge 33KB, 640x504
256
front

Enlarge photo 257
enlarge 46KB, 565x640
257
"WOW!"
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 258
enlarge 45KB, 557x640
258

Enlarge photo 259
enlarge 87KB, 640x491
259
embossing

Enlarge photo 260
enlarge 61KB, 640x496
260
AAT  Andrew A. Taylor mark with Cartier underneath.  Silver plated copper engraving plate for my parents wedding announcement.
August 15, 1929


Enlarge photo 261
enlarge 40KB, 455x640
261

Enlarge photo 262
enlarge 54KB, 640x640
262
2" Fine Silver fold formed cuff with Swarovski crystals.

Enlarge photo 263
enlarge 49KB, 639x640
263

Enlarge photo 264
enlarge 47KB, 639x640
264
2" NuGold brass cuff fold formed

Enlarge photo 265
enlarge 44KB, 640x640
265

Enlarge photo 266
enlarge 46KB, 640x640
266
2" fold formed and anticlast copper bangle with rock crystal and turquoise

Enlarge photo 267
enlarge 43KB, 640x640
267

Enlarge photo 268
enlarge 58KB, 640x618
268

Enlarge photo 269
enlarge 46KB, 640x612
269

Enlarge photo 270
enlarge 47KB, 640x561
270

Enlarge photo 271
enlarge 72KB, 640x629
271

Enlarge photo 272
enlarge 61KB, 640x622
272

Enlarge photo 273
enlarge 38KB, 628x640
273

Enlarge photo 274
enlarge 31KB, 640x595
274

Enlarge photo 275
enlarge 35KB, 640x600
275

Enlarge photo 276
enlarge 26KB, 640x488
276

Enlarge photo 277
enlarge 31KB, 640x638
277

Enlarge photo 278
enlarge 50KB, 640x465
278
Started at 9:30am 4/3/13 cut out initial

Enlarge photo 279
enlarge 49KB, 640x408
279
taped cutout covered with brass sheet ready to roll out initial.

Enlarge photo 280
enlarge 59KB, 720x379
280
buffed initial with compound and heated with torch to get shades on the copper.

Enlarge photo 281
enlarge 69KB, 720x362
281
Filed all edges with two grades of files, then used 4 different grits of fine sanding until totally smooth.  Shaped on anvil.

Enlarge photo 282
enlarge 65KB, 640x554
282
After final buffing and shaping before washing

Enlarge photo 283
enlarge 54KB, 640x552
283
Cleaned up and ready to pack up to mail.

Enlarge photo 284
enlarge 54KB, 610x640
284
Top-stamped inside with year and my marks.

Enlarge photo 285
enlarge 56KB, 640x536
285
Ready to ship!  10:45am.  Print card, label, wrap, make box, take to mailbox.  11:15am.

Enlarge photo 286
enlarge 58KB, 576x640
286

Enlarge photo 287
enlarge 30KB, 294x640
287
copper handles for pantry cupboards

Enlarge photo 288
enlarge 53KB, 512x640
288

Enlarge photo 289
enlarge 61KB, 640x509
289
Fine Silver and Cultured Pearl Peas in a Pod Earrings.

For Melissa Hatfield, Ziaggo Sporthorses, TX


Enlarge photo 290
enlarge 68KB, 546x640
290
1 1/2" from top of earwire.  All pieces hand formed and made.

Enlarge photo 291
enlarge 81KB, 637x640
291

Enlarge photo 292
enlarge 88KB, 577x640
292

Enlarge photo 293
enlarge 48KB, 507x640
293

Enlarge photo 294
enlarge 54KB, 542x640
294

Enlarge photo 295
enlarge 54KB, 536x640
295

Enlarge photo 296
enlarge 47KB, 401x640
296
Finished bead cap attached to one end.

Enlarge photo 297
enlarge 58KB, 640x574
297
Close up.

Enlarge photo 298
enlarge 65KB, 640x563
298
my new necklaces, featuring my handmade clasps and bead caps.

Enlarge photo 299
enlarge 48KB, 397x640
299
This is just one side of the necklace.

Enlarge photo 300
enlarge 64KB, 640x573
300
Bead cap formed and polished.

Enlarge photo 301
enlarge 69KB, 581x640
301
Underside of bead cap.

Enlarge photo 302
enlarge 76KB, 640x611
302
Showing where it will go so it covers the know of the silk thread.

Enlarge photo 303
enlarge 51KB, 720x366
303
Another photo of the cap and strands of one side of the necklace.

Enlarge photo 304
enlarge 57KB, 610x640
304

Enlarge photo 305
enlarge 33KB, 720x296
305

Enlarge photo 306
enlarge 47KB, 640x420
306

Enlarge photo 307
enlarge 61KB, 623x640
307

Enlarge photo 308
enlarge 56KB, 640x474
308

Enlarge photo 309
enlarge 45KB, 720x382
309

Enlarge photo 310
enlarge 61KB, 720x446
310

Enlarge photo 311
enlarge 83KB, 595x640
311

Enlarge photo 312
enlarge 62KB, 640x575
312

Enlarge photo 313
enlarge 57KB, 640x459
313

Enlarge photo 314
enlarge 51KB, 467x640
314
Fold Formed Burdock Leaf with coral, labradorite, Cultured Pearl, and Trade Bead Necklace.  Hand made clasp.

Enlarge photo 315
enlarge 55KB, 640x472
315

Enlarge photo 316
enlarge 50KB, 720x354
316

Enlarge photo 317
enlarge 63KB, 563x640
317

Enlarge photo 318
enlarge 68KB, 552x640
318

Enlarge photo 319
enlarge 64KB, 640x556
319

Enlarge photo 320
enlarge 67KB, 495x640
320

Enlarge photo 321
enlarge 52KB, 720x357
321

Enlarge photo 322
enlarge 1.78MB, 640x544
322
Set for Erin Buffaline Mechanicsville NY

2 1/2" Fine Silver Cuff with Czech flowers, matching Fine silver ring, Fold formed Heart Earrings, and Pendant.


Enlarge photo 323
enlarge 63KB, 640x554
323

Enlarge photo 324
enlarge 75KB, 640x566
324

Enlarge photo 325
enlarge 54KB, 640x528
325

Enlarge photo 326
enlarge 67KB, 640x498
326

Enlarge photo 327
enlarge 50KB, 640x463
327

Enlarge photo 328
enlarge 48KB, 640x472
328
hanging

Enlarge photo 329
enlarge 52KB, 588x640
329
Back.  The color on the heart you see is reflection of the ceiling beams.

Enlarge photo 330
enlarge 57KB, 640x553
330
After sawing out heart pendant (3" x 3") and earrings (1 1/2" x 1 1/2"), filing, sanding.

Enlarge photo 331
enlarge 52KB, 605x640
331
After drilling holes for bails, and flowers, and hammering in ruffles.

Enlarge photo 332
enlarge 40KB, 640x513
332

Enlarge photo 333
enlarge 57KB, 640x628
333
Back of pendant with stamps.

Enlarge photo 334
enlarge 47KB, 720x410
334
Back of earrings with L and R so they are put on correct ears.

Enlarge photo 335
enlarge 57KB, 640x578
335
Very dimensional, and will lay perfectly.

Enlarge photo 336
enlarge 68KB, 640x525
336
test piece for Erin in Copper.  Not the metal or colors of flowers I'm going to use, but just to let you see what the form/design is.  Piece is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". heart with twisted silver bail pendant.

Enlarge photo 337
enlarge 76KB, 640x615
337

Enlarge photo 338
enlarge 67KB, 640x563
338

Enlarge photo 339
enlarge 60KB, 640x543
339

Enlarge photo 340
enlarge 65KB, 640x548
340

Enlarge photo 341
enlarge 81KB, 640x609
341

Enlarge photo 342
enlarge 78KB, 640x456
342

Enlarge photo 343
enlarge 115KB, 640x615
343

Enlarge photo 344
enlarge 56KB, 640x486
344

Enlarge photo 345
enlarge 70KB, 640x536
345
2 1/2" wide Fine Silver Fold Formed cuff with vintage Swarovski Beads wired on.

Enlarge photo 346
enlarge 91KB, 640x551
346

Enlarge photo 347
enlarge 71KB, 640x606
347

Enlarge photo 348
enlarge 68KB, 640x625
348

Enlarge photo 349
enlarge 53KB, 640x591
349

Enlarge photo 350
enlarge 63KB, 640x620
350

Enlarge photo 351
enlarge 66KB, 640x606
351

Enlarge photo 352
enlarge 57KB, 640x566
352

Enlarge photo 353
enlarge 53KB, 720x326
353
from top.

Enlarge photo 354
enlarge 77KB, 640x602
354

Enlarge photo 355
enlarge 71KB, 640x565
355

Enlarge photo 356
enlarge 81KB, 633x640
356
Copper Fold Formed Cuff with Swarovski Crystals, in hot pink, black diamond and tourmaline.  2" wide.

Enlarge photo 357
enlarge 63KB, 541x640
357

Enlarge photo 358
enlarge 79KB, 640x524
358

Enlarge photo 359
enlarge 88KB, 579x640
359

Enlarge photo 360
enlarge 70KB, 640x639
360

Enlarge photo 361
enlarge 106KB, 632x640
361

Enlarge photo 362
enlarge 59KB, 640x552
362
Test cuff.

Enlarge photo 363
enlarge 60KB, 640x529
363

Enlarge photo 364
enlarge 67KB, 640x596
364

Enlarge photo 365
enlarge 63KB, 630x640
365

Enlarge photo 366
enlarge 78KB, 640x603
366
Barrette for Mary Ann Wilson.

Enlarge photo 367
enlarge 74KB, 640x499
367

Enlarge photo 368
enlarge 50KB, 640x411
368

Enlarge photo 369
enlarge 54KB, 640x447
369

Enlarge photo 370
enlarge 72KB, 640x599
370

Enlarge photo 371
enlarge 72KB, 640x637
371
Full Copper Fold Formed Bangle with Turquoise and Rock Crystal with Sterling ends.

Enlarge photo 372
enlarge 101KB, 640x582
372

Enlarge photo 373
enlarge 84KB, 640x568
373

Enlarge photo 374
enlarge 74KB, 546x640
374
Balanced Coverage, Brass Fold formed cuff.  Love to wear this.

Enlarge photo 375
enlarge 84KB, 640x625
375
Brass Fold formed Cuff with Garnet bicones, Peridot RS bicones, and rough rock crystal.

Enlarge photo 376
enlarge 53KB, 479x640
376
Citrine, Sterling cage, Brass ring.

Enlarge photo 377
enlarge 71KB, 597x640
377

Enlarge photo 378
enlarge 79KB, 640x603
378

Enlarge photo 379
enlarge 53KB, 640x511
379
Shane's Christmas cuff

Enlarge photo 380
enlarge 51KB, 640x562
380

Enlarge photo 381
enlarge 49KB, 640x478
381
Sean's Christmas Cuff

Enlarge photo 382
enlarge 62KB, 640x559
382

Enlarge photo 383
enlarge 42KB, 720x324
383

Enlarge photo 384
enlarge 42KB, 720x330
384

Enlarge photo 385
enlarge 59KB, 640x566
385

Enlarge photo 386
enlarge 34KB, 640x558
386

Enlarge photo 387
enlarge 30KB, 407x640
387

Enlarge photo 388
enlarge 39KB, 640x432
388
Erin's ring blank

Enlarge photo 389
enlarge 60KB, 604x640
389

Enlarge photo 390
enlarge 39KB, 640x619
390

Enlarge photo 391
enlarge 27KB, 640x543
391

Enlarge photo 392
enlarge 60KB, 640x525
392

Enlarge photo 393
enlarge 54KB, 584x640
393

Enlarge photo 394
enlarge 32KB, 720x292
394

Enlarge photo 395
enlarge 25KB, 720x255
395

Enlarge photo 396
enlarge 85KB, 640x582
396
"How about this ring for Me..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 397
enlarge 64KB, 640x479
397

Enlarge photo 398
enlarge 54KB, 720x419
398

Enlarge photo 399
enlarge 68KB, 640x519
399

Enlarge photo 400
enlarge 65KB, 640x485
400
3" x 2" copper fold formed leaves, and 12mm labrodite stone.

Enlarge photo 401
enlarge 66KB, 720x446
401
backs of leaves

Enlarge photo 402
enlarge 74KB, 720x443
402
Cuff from Gayla.  Lovely but a bit big-haha  The opening was about 3", so I knew it was going to have to be reformed.

Enlarge photo 403
enlarge 98KB, 640x561
403
side view

Enlarge photo 404
enlarge 74KB, 720x437
404
other side view.

Enlarge photo 405
enlarge 67KB, 720x432
405
As you can see, this would work for a man but not most women.  It would have been about 9" or so.

Enlarge photo 406
enlarge 86KB, 605x640
406
Finished cuff, formed to fit, and filed, sanded and buffed to 1500 grit, finished with Fabuluster.
"OMG,OMG,OMG Dinah this is ..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 407
enlarge 101KB, 635x640
407
"I love this so much!"
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 408
enlarge 72KB, 640x435
408
after pickling this is what I had.
"I cannot believe the trans..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 409
enlarge 64KB, 720x426
409
I formed it to fit.
"great deconstruction expla..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 410
enlarge 71KB, 640x427
410
This is about half way through the sanding, about 800 grit.

Enlarge photo 411
enlarge 78KB, 640x450
411
It's getting better.

Enlarge photo 412
enlarge 82KB, 640x426
412

Enlarge photo 413
enlarge 104KB, 640x593
413
Lines are starting to disappear.

Enlarge photo 414
enlarge 75KB, 640x455
414

Enlarge photo 415
enlarge 111KB, 720x447
415
After micro papers about 1500.

Enlarge photo 416
enlarge 95KB, 640x477
416
After polishing by hand with rubber grit stick

Enlarge photo 417
enlarge 71KB, 640x443
417

Enlarge photo 418
enlarge 118KB, 640x585
418
Notice all the residue.  I washed in hot water and liquid soap with a battery powered toothbrush to remove the residue.

Enlarge photo 419
enlarge 129KB, 640x590
419

Enlarge photo 420
enlarge 80KB, 640x457
420

Enlarge photo 421
enlarge 60KB, 640x444
421
Here are photos after it was cleaned up and I buffed it with Fabuluster and my buffing wheel.

Enlarge photo 422
enlarge 70KB, 640x451
422

Enlarge photo 423
enlarge 98KB, 640x572
423

Enlarge photo 424
enlarge 95KB, 626x640
424

Enlarge photo 425
enlarge 41KB, 576x393
425
Unfinished ring on the side is going to be an open top box ring (these are made with an inner and outer ring with two sides, all soldered. I still have to hand saw the inside disk out, saw off the outside bottom plate, add the top plate, saw that off, add the stones, weave and solder the wire through weaving it so that the stones don't fall out.   This one will be an open top, with loose stones, and a sterling wire woven top.

Enlarge photo 426
enlarge 65KB, 410x576
426
first side soldered on and inner and outer plate hand sawn off.  Then I placed it on the other plate, soldered and sawed it, drilled holes, and finished it before setting amber and wire.

Enlarge photo 427
enlarge 35KB, 576x458
427
all finished.  Took lots of hand filing to smooth out all the edges.

Enlarge photo 428
enlarge 38KB, 576x528
428
wire is soldered on one end inside, then pushed through one hole, through the bead, with a half knot and pushed down through the other side.

Enlarge photo 429
enlarge 40KB, 576x492
429
on my little netsuke.

Enlarge photo 430
enlarge 76KB, 640x554
430

Enlarge photo 431
enlarge 75KB, 640x511
431

Enlarge photo 432
enlarge 59KB, 640x404
432

Enlarge photo 433
enlarge 81KB, 640x526
433

Enlarge photo 434
enlarge 73KB, 640x522
434

Enlarge photo 435
enlarge 66KB, 640x432
435

Enlarge photo 436
enlarge 89KB, 620x640
436

Enlarge photo 437
enlarge 71KB, 640x485
437

Enlarge photo 438
enlarge 82KB, 569x640
438

Enlarge photo 439
enlarge 94KB, 579x640
439
Folded in half, brass heart for pendant.

Enlarge photo 440
enlarge 100KB, 640x579
440
Before final buffing

Enlarge photo 441
enlarge 77KB, 588x640
441
Final finished before bail.

Enlarge photo 442
enlarge 72KB, 640x566
442
back.

Enlarge photo 443
enlarge 98KB, 638x640
443
Sterling Silver Gallery Bezel set Agate on Sterling Silver 1 1/4" wide cuff.

Enlarge photo 444
enlarge 64KB, 640x502
444

Enlarge photo 445
enlarge 92KB, 533x640
445

Enlarge photo 446
enlarge 89KB, 485x640
446

Enlarge photo 447
enlarge 57KB, 640x431
447
3 strands of 8gauge Sterling, Silver caps soldered on ends after twisting.  Preliminary finish.  Needs more.  3/8" diameter, 50 grams weight.

Enlarge photo 448
enlarge 82KB, 524x640
448

Enlarge photo 449
enlarge 82KB, 640x501
449
Copper 6ga. twisted bangle for Sean with hammered ends and silver.  Funny how it resembles a horses head.  LOL

Enlarge photo 450
enlarge 99KB, 593x640
450
2 3/8" long from top of ear wire, 1/2" at widest point, 3/8" deep, 4 dangling green cultured pearls.

Enlarge photo 451
enlarge 73KB, 640x417
451

Enlarge photo 452
enlarge 89KB, 640x572
452

Enlarge photo 453
enlarge 49KB, 720x315
453

Enlarge photo 454
enlarge 82KB, 640x552
454

Enlarge photo 455
enlarge 84KB, 640x597
455
side view

Enlarge photo 456
enlarge 84KB, 626x640
456
Deep red agate on hammered cuff-Name?
hot sun


Enlarge photo 457
enlarge 89KB, 631x640
457
top

Enlarge photo 458
enlarge 84KB, 640x546
458
mark

Enlarge photo 459
enlarge 92KB, 609x640
459
Agate copper cuff, flame in the window.

Enlarge photo 460
enlarge 69KB, 640x496
460
top

Enlarge photo 461
enlarge 59KB, 465x640
461
top

Enlarge photo 462
enlarge 99KB, 600x640
462

Enlarge photo 463
enlarge 76KB, 493x640
463

Enlarge photo 464
enlarge 89KB, 640x598
464

Enlarge photo 465
enlarge 77KB, 640x514
465

Enlarge photo 466
enlarge 93KB, 640x611
466

Enlarge photo 467
enlarge 48KB, 640x483
467

Enlarge photo 468
enlarge 99KB, 619x640
468
brass, template, copper, tissue.  Template needs to be reversed.  The color printed logo, after it gets cut out, needs to face the brass, then the template, then the copper, then the tissue, taped together and then rolled.

Enlarge photo 469
enlarge 82KB, 522x640
469
After turning copper over you can see the logo is facing the right direction.

Enlarge photo 470
enlarge 69KB, 392x640
470
This is before sanding and buffing.  I'm using this as a test, but also as one of the wind chime clappers for Shane's windchimes.

Enlarge photo 471
enlarge 81KB, 640x605
471
before buffing back

Enlarge photo 472
enlarge 75KB, 640x533
472
before buffing front

Enlarge photo 473
enlarge 95KB, 640x611
473
first form-this has been annealed 12 times because metal hardens and is unable to be worked without it.

Enlarge photo 474
enlarge 98KB, 640x624
474
Front of first forming

Enlarge photo 475
enlarge 92KB, 640x480
475

Enlarge photo 476
enlarge 94KB, 640x480
476

Enlarge photo 477
enlarge 72KB, 640x480
477

Enlarge photo 478
enlarge 65KB, 640x480
478

Enlarge photo 479
enlarge 50KB, 640x480
479

 
 Select All.