enlarge 88KB, 543x640 5 Harry and me. My 64th birthday, Southern Pines, NC.
enlarge 52KB, 467x640 6 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.
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enlarge 64KB, 590x640 8 I cleaned up the edges and heated it again.
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enlarge 49KB, 640x425 10 I heated it and hammered it flat.
enlarge 54KB, 640x427 11 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.
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enlarge 50KB, 640x413 13 I domed and stamped it and used hammers to create ripples and designs and then buffed it on my buffer.
enlarge 74KB, 640x608 14 After I buffed, I formed it. This is the finished product.
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enlarge 46KB, 640x559 16 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.
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enlarge 55KB, 640x575 18 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.
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enlarge 61KB, 640x609 27 Here is the mark for Simpson Co. with Sterling to the right
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enlarge 54KB, 640x432 30 hay bale wire hangers for all boards
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enlarge 88KB, 637x640 32 Hand made copper hooks for hats, and nails for keys.
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enlarge 64KB, 459x640 35 Keyboard vertical-100+ year old barn wood from my collapsed barn
enlarge 61KB, 720x383 36 Horizontal view-original hand made square nail left in there
enlarge 89KB, 640x576 37 two nails I just made out of 10 gauge copper wire.
enlarge 62KB, 640x606 38 After I've heated with a torch and hammered the head, I mark my nails with 43 and ***.
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enlarge 39KB, 640x630 48 Fine Silver hammered, hand etched and formed pea pod earrings with 9mm cultured pearls for Linda Vogue.
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enlarge 37KB, 640x522 51 Start of bookchain necklace-copper 3/8" wide, with 9mm Sterling oval rings. Eventually I will make one with all Sterling silver. This will take a while.
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enlarge 60KB, 640x628 53 heart for Deb Ahrendt front 2 1/4x 2 1/4
enlarge 49KB, 523x640 54 Here are the beads I have. What do you want? Let me know.
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enlarge 63KB, 640x536 59 Saturday am 26 October 2013 my temporary repair studio in my dining room with my bench
enlarge 55KB, 640x480 60 Ready to move downstairs for the winter!
enlarge 57KB, 640x480 61 Getting the bed put back together.
enlarge 62KB, 640x551 62 All finished. Now on to the studio.
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enlarge 54KB, 553x640 71 3" heart pine block 11.5" x12.6" from warehouse on Savannah river. Originally these were 16 to 20' tall and used for the outside of old warehouses. I wanted to use this to mount my Pepe forming stake on this so I drilled the holes for the base, and then 3 holes to pound in 4" nails so I could take off the top to move if necessary.
enlarge 56KB, 640x507 72 This top block of heart pine weighs 10.5 POUNDS and is 3" x 11 1/2" wide x 13" long. A friend of mine in SC and I bought an entire flatbed full of these planks for $750.00 back in 1966. I used them for flooring and walls in an addition, she used hers for her home. The guys that had to plane these planks were furious, because they kept ruining saw blades from the hidden spikes, which was totally understandable, but we all finally got the job done by at least going through and getting out the spikes and nails that were showing. .
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enlarge 59KB, 640x548 74 Stake base put in with 3" lag screws
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enlarge 100KB, 596x640 76 base of beam from barn. This is the bottom. I glued and then nailed this piece to make it level, as trying to level a 12" x 12" beam piece was out of the question. No table saw....
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enlarge 114KB, 640x599 78 Top of the base. I added two wood pieces glued and nailed so that when I added the mid piece, it would not move or wiggle. This process took about an hour, mostly to keep picking it up and putting it down and marking where the pieces went..
enlarge 64KB, 640x407 79 base of the mid piece with strips of thin walnut that I had cut off the ends of the first bench top pieces, and a piece of cherry tongue and groove flooring to stabilize the mid piece.
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enlarge 98KB, 640x506 81 Adding a paint stick to make sure no movement of this.
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enlarge 79KB, 524x640 83 Top of mid piece, held in by two 12" cabin spikes that go through the mid piece and into the base 3". The vise goes on this piece.
enlarge 74KB, 640x619 84 Vise screwed in with 4" lag screws
enlarge 72KB, 437x640 85 The latest beam section from the annex barn. I punched out the beam pins and will chisel off the top section
enlarge 62KB, 368x640 86 Edging all the way around with 1" chisel
enlarge 92KB, 467x640 87 Getting close to finishing.
enlarge 108KB, 555x640 88 YAY This is the base for the forming stake shown above.
enlarge 96KB, 610x640 89 Small block from beam I found. Some animal was obviously scratching on this. I'll sand this instead of planing.
enlarge 73KB, 640x480 90 Sat. morning in studio
enlarge 42KB, 640x480 91 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 75KB, 568x640 92 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 59KB, 613x640 93 Two tables on West wall.
enlarge 82KB, 640x598 94 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 61KB, 640x585 95 Before the second table was put in.
enlarge 63KB, 640x480 96 The largest beam held my vise and forming stake but I want to change this to another configuration.
enlarge 69KB, 640x480 97 My 19th century butcher block table that has held my 85 lb anvil and my steel block which I've still not been able to move, so it will have to stay there. The rolling mill will be staying on there as well.
enlarge 81KB, 640x551 98 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 77KB, 640x493 99 Starting the chiseling. I found that using my trusty circular saw and going along the top would be a bit faster to chisel.
enlarge 88KB, 640x517 100 Then I used my old Stanley hand plane to level as much as I can.
enlarge 79KB, 640x577 101 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 86KB, 553x640 102 Testing how it will look.
enlarge 53KB, 640x507 103 In studio before leveling legs
enlarge 69KB, 640x632 104 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 63KB, 640x563 105 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 57KB, 640x480 106 two new benches from this month.
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enlarge 36KB, 640x492 108 Walnut top boards, cherry stretcher and base and 4x4 PT's for legs. 23" wide, 31" tall and 58" long
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enlarge 70KB, 622x640 110 My new casting forms. The stainless one is for round wire-2 side by side, and my crucible with a pour handle, and a black casting ingot mold.
enlarge 62KB, 561x640 111 Here is the wider longer side for bracelets blanks (the stainless steel one)
enlarge 67KB, 640x551 112 close up of the ingot mold.
enlarge 71KB, 640x594 113 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 61KB, 575x640 114 further melting before pouring so that it goes in one pour keeping out bubbles.
enlarge 58KB, 640x421 115 I carved a channel in a fire brick with a hammer and chisel and poured in the melted sterling scrap with flux.
enlarge 79KB, 640x638 116 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 67KB, 640x534 117 After filing all edges and sanding before forming.
enlarge 60KB, 720x414 118 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 51KB, 640x455 119 My first one.
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enlarge 46KB, 640x467 121 casting pieces from scrap-August 27, 2013
enlarge 81KB, 640x524 122 top of the candlestick base for my next casting with my new torch
enlarge 77KB, 627x640 123 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 63KB, 720x305 124 cut off tab and part of top
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enlarge 55KB, 640x430 129 made buttons out of feet.
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enlarge 73KB, 640x516 139 bases of MFT Sterling candlesticks with pitch removed.
enlarge 65KB, 640x537 140 underside. Gauge is between 19-21
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enlarge 61KB, 640x496 144 AAT Andrew A. Taylor mark with Cartier underneath. Silver plated copper engraving plate for my parents wedding announcement. August 15, 1929
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enlarge 54KB, 640x640 146 2" Fine Silver fold formed cuff with Swarovski crystals.
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enlarge 47KB, 639x640 148 2" NuGold brass cuff fold formed
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enlarge 46KB, 640x640 150 2" fold formed and anticlast copper bangle with rock crystal and turquoise
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enlarge 50KB, 640x465 162 Started at 9:30am 4/3/13 cut out initial
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enlarge 69KB, 720x362 165 Filed all edges with two grades of files, then used 4 different grits of fine sanding until totally smooth. Shaped on anvil.
enlarge 65KB, 640x554 166 After final buffing and shaping before washing
enlarge 54KB, 640x552 167 Cleaned up and ready to pack up to mail.
enlarge 54KB, 610x640 168 Top-stamped inside with year and my marks.
enlarge 56KB, 640x536 169 Ready to ship! 10:45am. Print card, label, wrap, make box, take to mailbox. 11:15am.
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enlarge 68KB, 536x640 172 Copper handles for under sink cupboards "I love these! What a great..." View Comments...
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enlarge 61KB, 640x509 179 Fine Silver and Cultured Pearl Peas in a Pod Earrings.
For Melissa Hatfield, Ziaggo Sporthorses, TX
enlarge 68KB, 546x640 180 1 1/2" from top of earwire. All pieces hand formed and made.
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enlarge 47KB, 401x640 186 Finished bead cap attached to one end.
enlarge 58KB, 640x574 187 Close up.
enlarge 65KB, 640x563 188 my new necklaces, featuring my handmade clasps and bead caps.
enlarge 48KB, 397x640 189 This is just one side of the necklace.
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enlarge 51KB, 467x640 208 Fold Formed Burdock Leaf with coral, labradorite, Cultured Pearl, and Trade Bead Necklace. Hand made clasp.
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enlarge 1.78MB, 640x544 216 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.
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enlarge 60KB, 640x535 225 Erin's earrings for her set, all finished.
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enlarge 47KB, 493x640 228 After final buffing with ear wires and bail.
enlarge 52KB, 588x640 229 Back. The color on the heart you see is reflection of the ceiling beams.
enlarge 57KB, 640x553 230 After sawing out heart pendant (3" x 3") and earrings (1 1/2" x 1 1/2"), filing, sanding.
enlarge 52KB, 605x640 231 After drilling holes for bails, and flowers, and hammering in ruffles.
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enlarge 47KB, 720x410 234 Back of earrings with L and R so they are put on correct ears.
enlarge 57KB, 640x578 235 Very dimensional, and will lay perfectly.
enlarge 68KB, 640x525 236 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.
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enlarge 70KB, 640x536 258 2 1/2" wide Fine Silver Fold Formed cuff with vintage Swarovski Beads wired on.
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enlarge 61KB, 720x447 270 I finally got around to figuring out what to do with the 1/2 cut steel belt buckle with the gorgeous Robins Egg Blue cabs. I made it into a barrette for myself. I had to remove the findings on the back, and file off the edges, and then wired on the barrette back. This is 4" with a slight dome and 1 1/4" wide.
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enlarge 68KB, 640x634 276 Shown with measurement paper. This shows that it was made from the customers measurement paper.
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enlarge 67KB, 640x631 279 approved for cuff 5/27/12
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enlarge 81KB, 633x640 282 Copper Fold Formed Cuff with Swarovski Crystals, in hot pink, black diamond and tourmaline. 2" wide.
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enlarge 78KB, 640x603 297 Barrette for Mary Ann Wilson.
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enlarge 66KB, 640x599 303 Test piece for Erin Buffaline.
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enlarge 72KB, 640x637 307 Full Copper Fold Formed Bangle with Turquoise and Rock Crystal with Sterling ends.
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enlarge 74KB, 546x640 310 Balanced Coverage, Brass Fold formed cuff. Love to wear this.
enlarge 84KB, 640x625 311 Brass Fold formed Cuff with Garnet bicones, Peridot RS bicones, and rough rock crystal.
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enlarge 74KB, 640x561 315 All tools I've resurfaced, remade, or made for working metal
enlarge 60KB, 543x640 316 white pieces are Delrin stakes used with metal hammers for antic last design. I still have work to do on these, but it takes a long time with round large files. This stuff is unbreakable.
enlarge 59KB, 640x465 317 Surfaces are always polished after filing and sanding
enlarge 56KB, 640x454 318 Prong and stone and bezel tools and one with a design on the edge-8 gauge copper
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enlarge 58KB, 640x411 320 Carpet tool that I use for cutting 1" stall mats, and opening folded metal. The three wavy tools behind are called Sinusoidal stakes. I made these out of in line engine punches from Sears. They are 14'. 9" and 6", and made with a large welding torch and acetylene bending with a pr of vise grips , cooling slightly and creating another bend. They have to be cooled by leaving alone, not quenched, then sanded and buffed because metal has to be formed over these, so they have to be smooth.
enlarge 91KB, 621x640 321 Very sharp edge. I've sliced myself on this before.
enlarge 56KB, 640x577 322 8 gauge copper wire made into stamps, bezel setters, prong and stone setting tools.
enlarge 95KB, 628x640 323 The 2Cent tool I use the most. I'm not sure what it was used for, but I sharpened it to razor sharp, sanded and polished. It is steel, and I use it to open prongs and then closing them with the back of this. This is similar to an oyster and clam opening tool we used in SC on the boats, but I've made it much thinner.
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enlarge 95KB, 720x396 371 Red top, alternating gold and clear on bottom. For Kat Finderson
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enlarge 31KB, 720x176 381 When I got this bracelet, it had several areas of Verdigris, and corrosion.
enlarge 21KB, 720x152 382 This is the back
enlarge 44KB, 720x432 383 Close up of the damage, after carefully removing as much of it as possible. You can see the Verdigris has created a hole in one of the balls on the left side of the face panel on the left.
enlarge 26KB, 720x296 384 After final hand sanding with 5 different fine grit cloths.
enlarge 35KB, 720x358 385 Still showing corrosion and verdigris. If left unchecked, and stored with other jewelry, this will spread and disintegrate other metals. Although this is marked Sterling, the process of finishing in the pickle, was probably contaminated the sterling, and ended up plating it unknowingly. You can see the hole in the ball better in this photo.
enlarge 39KB, 720x181 386 After final buffing.
enlarge 39KB, 720x183 387 Much better show of Sterling. It will now be carefully stored in a baggie, and will develop a natural patina, which is NOT the same thing as Verdigris or Patina. Patina is the natural oxidation by the air or wearing of the Sterling, which gives darker areas around the work.
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enlarge 65KB, 640x485 405 3" x 2" copper fold formed leaves, and 12mm labrodite stone.
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enlarge 74KB, 720x443 407 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.
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enlarge 67KB, 720x432 410 As you can see, this would work for a man but not most women. It would have been about 9" or so.
enlarge 86KB, 605x640 411 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 72KB, 640x435 413 after pickling this is what I had. "I cannot believe the trans..." View Comments...
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enlarge 72KB, 640x474 415 inside, notice the thin lines around the top edge of the cuff. This was a flat piece of stock that was soldered to another piece of stock that was pierced and sawn to create the design.
enlarge 70KB, 640x469 416 After initial sanding with 320 grit. You can see the lines, so I had to be really careful when annealling with the torch, so that the solder didn't melt. I think they must have used hard solder, as it stayed in tact, but then just surface filed it with a jewelers file, and left it, so the edges were quite sharp and coarse.
enlarge 71KB, 640x427 417 This is about half way through the sanding, about 800 grit.
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enlarge 104KB, 640x593 420 Lines are starting to disappear.
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enlarge 111KB, 720x447 422 After micro papers about 1500.
enlarge 95KB, 640x477 423 After polishing by hand with rubber grit stick
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enlarge 60KB, 640x444 428 Here are photos after it was cleaned up and I buffed it with Fabuluster and my buffing wheel.
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enlarge 41KB, 576x393 432 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 65KB, 410x576 433 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 35KB, 576x458 434 all finished. Took lots of hand filing to smooth out all the edges.
enlarge 38KB, 576x528 435 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 40KB, 576x492 436 on my little netsuke.
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enlarge 94KB, 579x640 446 Folded in half, brass heart for pendant.
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enlarge 98KB, 638x640 454 Sterling Silver Gallery Bezel set Agate on Sterling Silver 1 1/4" wide cuff.
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enlarge 57KB, 640x431 464 3 strands of 8gauge Sterling, Silver caps soldered on ends after twisting. Preliminary finish. Needs more. 3/8" diameter, 50 grams weight.
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enlarge 82KB, 640x501 466 Copper 6ga. twisted bangle for Sean with hammered ends and silver. Funny how it resembles a horses head. LOL
enlarge 99KB, 593x640 467 2 3/8" long from top of ear wire, 1/2" at widest point, 3/8" deep, 4 dangling green cultured pearls.
enlarge 81KB, 531x640 468 4" tall Anticlast Copper Cuff-After final buffing front
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enlarge 94KB, 613x640 484 Net Rolled Cuff with carnelian colored agate stone with bubbles-Name?
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enlarge 92KB, 609x640 492 Agate copper cuff, flame in the window.
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enlarge 99KB, 619x640 503 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 82KB, 522x640 504 After turning copper over you can see the logo is facing the right direction.
enlarge 69KB, 392x640 505 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.
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for Daniel Day-Hamden, CT
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enlarge 71KB, 640x458 537 The 14gauge pipe is 3" wide. I was thinking of this the other day, but it's HUGE. The copper piece behind is 4", the small copper piece is 2" and the brass cuff is 1 1/4".
enlarge 67KB, 640x480 538 New bench I made out of wood (Pine, walnut and cherry) that I have been keeping for various projects.