• 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 - 473 of 473 Total. 3006 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 45KB, 550x640
1

Enlarge photo 2
enlarge 55KB, 640x480
2

Enlarge photo 3
enlarge 62KB, 623x640
3

Enlarge photo 4
enlarge 62KB, 553x640
4

Enlarge photo 5
enlarge 28KB, 720x227
5

Enlarge photo 6
enlarge 32KB, 720x239
6

Enlarge photo 7
enlarge 43KB, 640x540
7

Enlarge photo 8
enlarge 52KB, 621x640
8

Enlarge photo 9
enlarge 52KB, 640x552
9

Enlarge photo 10
enlarge 76KB, 581x640
10

Enlarge photo 11
enlarge 60KB, 640x480
11

Enlarge photo 12
enlarge 66KB, 640x566
12

Enlarge photo 13
enlarge 36KB, 720x307
13

Enlarge photo 14
enlarge 64KB, 521x640
14

Enlarge photo 15
enlarge 64KB, 640x480
15

Enlarge photo 16
enlarge 69KB, 640x590
16

Enlarge photo 17
enlarge 52KB, 640x480
17

Enlarge photo 18
enlarge 70KB, 589x640
18

Enlarge photo 19
enlarge 67KB, 535x640
19

Enlarge photo 20
enlarge 83KB, 640x590
20

Enlarge photo 21
enlarge 41KB, 640x570
21

Enlarge photo 22
enlarge 53KB, 640x480
22
Putting in brass rivets for the draw string

Enlarge photo 23
enlarge 46KB, 640x480
23

Enlarge photo 24
enlarge 56KB, 640x480
24

Enlarge photo 25
enlarge 72KB, 640x621
25
Inside of Mu's bag. 2 pockets

Enlarge photo 26
enlarge 73KB, 640x616
26

Enlarge photo 27
enlarge 63KB, 633x640
27
outside pocket with heart.  All suede and leather pieces.

Enlarge photo 28
enlarge 76KB, 640x480
28
Front of bag.

Enlarge photo 29
enlarge 63KB, 604x640
29
Leather flap over with handle.

Enlarge photo 30
enlarge 61KB, 566x640
30

Enlarge photo 31
enlarge 66KB, 640x525
31
Front of bag.  13" x 13" with boxed corners on bottom.

Enlarge photo 32
enlarge 64KB, 524x640
32

Enlarge photo 33
enlarge 65KB, 640x626
33
Little covered notebook.
Leather from seat of German breeches and hand dyed pink chamois tie.


Enlarge photo 34
enlarge 60KB, 610x640
34
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 35
enlarge 41KB, 720x433
35
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 36
enlarge 34KB, 720x440
36
Center of book.

Enlarge photo 37
enlarge 32KB, 640x405
37
Center of one of the four signatures.

Enlarge photo 38
enlarge 41KB, 640x484
38
for Pat Rini Rohrer gallery  nov 20th 2017

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

Enlarge photo 40
enlarge 35KB, 640x544
40

Enlarge photo 41
enlarge 54KB, 640x588
41
Copper fold formed cuff with vintage Swarovski crystals

Enlarge photo 42
enlarge 44KB, 618x640
42

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

Enlarge photo 44
enlarge 49KB, 640x562
44

Enlarge photo 45
enlarge 32KB, 599x640
45
14 gauge hammered and formed copper flower bangle 2 1/2" sq. by 1"

Enlarge photo 46
enlarge 30KB, 640x517
46

Enlarge photo 47
enlarge 31KB, 640x517
47

Enlarge photo 48
enlarge 30KB, 640x538
48
3/4" wide 2 3/4" diameter 12 gauge copper bangle with Sterling Silver rivets.

Enlarge photo 49
enlarge 27KB, 551x640
49

Enlarge photo 50
enlarge 54KB, 640x480
50

Enlarge photo 51
enlarge 53KB, 640x480
51

Enlarge photo 52
enlarge 36KB, 640x480
52

Enlarge photo 53
enlarge 44KB, 640x480
53

Enlarge photo 54
enlarge 39KB, 640x436
54

Enlarge photo 55
enlarge 72KB, 640x480
55

Enlarge photo 56
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
56

Enlarge photo 57
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
57

Enlarge photo 58
enlarge 64KB, 640x480
58

Enlarge photo 59
enlarge 69KB, 640x480
59

Enlarge photo 60
enlarge 70KB, 640x480
60

Enlarge photo 61
enlarge 58KB, 640x480
61

Enlarge photo 62
enlarge 91KB, 640x552
62

Enlarge photo 63
enlarge 93KB, 640x536
63

Enlarge photo 64
enlarge 123KB, 640x590
64

Enlarge photo 65
enlarge 68KB, 640x480
65

Enlarge photo 66
enlarge 79KB, 640x480
66

Enlarge photo 67
enlarge 28KB, 640x480
67

Enlarge photo 68
enlarge 31KB, 640x480
68

Enlarge photo 69
enlarge 41KB, 640x430
69

Enlarge photo 70
enlarge 41KB, 640x480
70

Enlarge photo 71
enlarge 59KB, 720x432
71

Enlarge photo 72
enlarge 78KB, 640x573
72

Enlarge photo 73
enlarge 23KB, 640x480
73
East Africa coin 1922 STG

Enlarge photo 74
enlarge 33KB, 720x422
74

Enlarge photo 75
enlarge 37KB, 640x552
75

Enlarge photo 76
enlarge 35KB, 640x450
76

Enlarge photo 77
enlarge 39KB, 720x444
77

Enlarge photo 78
enlarge 39KB, 720x429
78

Enlarge photo 79
enlarge 36KB, 640x415
79

Enlarge photo 80
enlarge 34KB, 640x543
80
Canada one dollar coin size 8

Enlarge photo 81
enlarge 40KB, 640x554
81

Enlarge photo 82
enlarge 38KB, 640x470
82

Enlarge photo 83
enlarge 30KB, 640x547
83

Enlarge photo 84
enlarge 30KB, 640x527
84

Enlarge photo 85
enlarge 34KB, 640x497
85
quarter - Oregon

Enlarge photo 86
enlarge 39KB, 640x499
86

Enlarge photo 87
enlarge 46KB, 524x640
87

Enlarge photo 88
enlarge 64KB, 612x640
88

Enlarge photo 89
enlarge 72KB, 598x640
89

Enlarge photo 90
enlarge 76KB, 592x640
90

Enlarge photo 91
enlarge 51KB, 640x595
91

Enlarge photo 92
enlarge 42KB, 640x480
92

Enlarge photo 93
enlarge 45KB, 640x480
93

Enlarge photo 94
enlarge 61KB, 640x480
94

Enlarge photo 95
enlarge 58KB, 640x480
95

Enlarge photo 96
enlarge 48KB, 640x480
96

Enlarge photo 97
enlarge 25KB, 640x480
97

Enlarge photo 98
enlarge 26KB, 640x480
98

Enlarge photo 99
enlarge 37KB, 640x480
99
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 100
enlarge 71KB, 540x640
100

Enlarge photo 101
enlarge 76KB, 640x593
101
back

Enlarge photo 102
enlarge 75KB, 640x531
102

Enlarge photo 103
enlarge 74KB, 640x485
103
I made the leaves out of 1943 dimes-.999 fine silver.  Today I decided to add some real pearls.

Enlarge photo 104
enlarge 89KB, 599x640
104
I balled the ends of the fine silver wire to keep the pearls on, and marked the cut/bend.

Enlarge photo 105
enlarge 90KB, 551x640
105

Enlarge photo 106
enlarge 84KB, 640x525
106
I did the same with the smaller ones to go above the larger pearls.

Enlarge photo 107
enlarge 75KB, 611x640
107
Here they are all finished.

Enlarge photo 108
enlarge 77KB, 640x518
108
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 109
enlarge 76KB, 640x525
109
I stamped the back with DHT 43 *** and handmade.

Enlarge photo 110
enlarge 84KB, 640x495
110
I stamped the front with MLC 2015 and placed a star where the Island in the middle of the lake.

Enlarge photo 111
enlarge 109KB, 640x524
111
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 112
enlarge 67KB, 720x392
112
After buffing them, and cleaning them with a linen rag, I put on the jump rings and the key ring.

Enlarge photo 113
enlarge 33KB, 640x628
113
Sterling Silver band with Fine Silver spinner rings.  Size 10  18 grams.

Enlarge photo 114
enlarge 37KB, 640x634
114
SYC initials

Enlarge photo 115
enlarge 36KB, 576x640
115
Stamped with Z. X, O's and crosses.

Enlarge photo 116
enlarge 40KB, 633x640
116

Enlarge photo 117
enlarge 35KB, 640x582
117

Enlarge photo 118
enlarge 32KB, 632x640
118

Enlarge photo 119
enlarge 37KB, 640x594
119

Enlarge photo 120
enlarge 27KB, 640x480
120
stamped DHT43*** and Sterling, HandMade

Enlarge photo 121
enlarge 45KB, 640x515
121
Brass 'Both Sides of the Mountain' cuff for Sylvia.

Enlarge photo 122
enlarge 43KB, 640x547
122
Added her initials.

Enlarge photo 123
enlarge 53KB, 640x543
123

Enlarge photo 124
enlarge 61KB, 624x640
124

Enlarge photo 125
enlarge 29KB, 640x553
125

Enlarge photo 126
enlarge 83KB, 640x540
126

Enlarge photo 127
enlarge 79KB, 640x604
127

Enlarge photo 128
enlarge 144KB, 640x573
128

Enlarge photo 129
enlarge 56KB, 640x480
129

Enlarge photo 130
enlarge 63KB, 606x640
130

Enlarge photo 131
enlarge 34KB, 640x600
131

Enlarge photo 132
enlarge 28KB, 560x640
132

Enlarge photo 133
enlarge 37KB, 633x640
133

Enlarge photo 134
enlarge 28KB, 640x523
134

Enlarge photo 135
enlarge 27KB, 640x621
135

Enlarge photo 136
enlarge 52KB, 640x585
136

Enlarge photo 137
enlarge 46KB, 640x516
137

Enlarge photo 138
enlarge 51KB, 570x640
138

Enlarge photo 139
enlarge 49KB, 640x553
139

Enlarge photo 140
enlarge 58KB, 640x607
140

Enlarge photo 141
enlarge 88KB, 543x640
141
Harry and me.  My 64th birthday, Southern Pines, NC.

Enlarge photo 142
enlarge 86KB, 564x640
142

Enlarge photo 143
enlarge 71KB, 640x511
143

Enlarge photo 144
enlarge 79KB, 640x478
144

Enlarge photo 145
enlarge 102KB, 640x607
145

Enlarge photo 146
enlarge 80KB, 640x520
146

Enlarge photo 147
enlarge 75KB, 640x523
147

Enlarge photo 148
enlarge 62KB, 640x443
148

Enlarge photo 149
enlarge 52KB, 720x302
149

Enlarge photo 150
enlarge 56KB, 640x509
150

Enlarge photo 151
enlarge 27KB, 548x640
151

Enlarge photo 152
enlarge 30KB, 640x542
152

Enlarge photo 153
enlarge 24KB, 640x501
153

Enlarge photo 154
enlarge 30KB, 588x640
154

Enlarge photo 155
enlarge 33KB, 594x640
155

Enlarge photo 156
enlarge 27KB, 640x589
156

Enlarge photo 157
enlarge 37KB, 640x621
157

Enlarge photo 158
enlarge 29KB, 640x478
158

Enlarge photo 159
enlarge 34KB, 640x601
159

Enlarge photo 160
enlarge 60KB, 640x576
160

Enlarge photo 161
enlarge 57KB, 640x616
161

Enlarge photo 162
enlarge 36KB, 640x536
162

Enlarge photo 163
enlarge 34KB, 640x543
163

Enlarge photo 164
enlarge 32KB, 640x549
164

Enlarge photo 165
enlarge 33KB, 567x640
165

Enlarge photo 166
enlarge 55KB, 640x517
166

Enlarge photo 167
enlarge 47KB, 505x640
167

Enlarge photo 168
enlarge 37KB, 640x507
168
Copper and antique venetian glass bead spinner ring on sterling wire for Megan

Enlarge photo 169
enlarge 44KB, 640x513
169

Enlarge photo 170
enlarge 44KB, 621x640
170

Enlarge photo 171
enlarge 50KB, 640x470
171
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 172
enlarge 67KB, 640x638
172

Enlarge photo 173
enlarge 52KB, 467x640
173
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 174
enlarge 60KB, 640x498
174
This shows the gauge of the pipe.

Enlarge photo 175
enlarge 64KB, 590x640
175
I cleaned up the edges and heated it again.

Enlarge photo 176
enlarge 74KB, 640x447
176

Enlarge photo 177
enlarge 49KB, 640x425
177
I heated it and hammered it flat.

Enlarge photo 178
enlarge 54KB, 640x427
178
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 179
enlarge 70KB, 598x640
179
The piece is now 18gauge.

Enlarge photo 180
enlarge 50KB, 640x413
180
I domed and stamped it and used hammers to create ripples and designs and then buffed it on my buffer.

Enlarge photo 181
enlarge 74KB, 640x608
181
After I buffed, I formed it.  This is the finished product.

Enlarge photo 182
enlarge 66KB, 640x560
182
Showing stamping around domes.

Enlarge photo 183
enlarge 46KB, 640x559
183
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 184
enlarge 39KB, 640x535
184
back

Enlarge photo 185
enlarge 55KB, 640x575
185
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 186
enlarge 55KB, 640x633
186
I've buffed the front but not the inside

Enlarge photo 187
enlarge 62KB, 640x625
187

Enlarge photo 188
enlarge 65KB, 640x605
188

Enlarge photo 189
enlarge 58KB, 640x598
189
Now I've buffed outside and inside

Enlarge photo 190
enlarge 61KB, 640x609
190
Here is the mark for Simpson Co. with Sterling to the right

Enlarge photo 191
enlarge 53KB, 596x640
191

Enlarge photo 192
enlarge 65KB, 629x640
192

Enlarge photo 193
enlarge 88KB, 637x640
193
Hand made copper hooks for hats, and nails for keys.

Enlarge photo 194
enlarge 40KB, 640x446
194

Enlarge photo 195
enlarge 53KB, 562x640
195

Enlarge photo 196
enlarge 89KB, 640x576
196
two nails I just made out of 10 gauge copper wire.

Enlarge photo 197
enlarge 62KB, 640x606
197
After I've heated with a torch and hammered the head, I mark my nails with 43 and ***.

Enlarge photo 198
enlarge 62KB, 640x480
198

Enlarge photo 199
enlarge 69KB, 460x640
199

Enlarge photo 200
enlarge 39KB, 640x630
200
Fine Silver hammered, hand etched and formed pea pod earrings with 9mm cultured pearls for Linda Vogue.

Enlarge photo 201
enlarge 51KB, 640x615
201

Enlarge photo 202
enlarge 49KB, 601x640
202

Enlarge photo 203
enlarge 60KB, 640x628
203
heart for Deb Ahrendt front 2 1/4x 2 1/4

Enlarge photo 204
enlarge 49KB, 523x640
204
Here are the beads I have.  What do you want?  Let me know.

Enlarge photo 205
enlarge 56KB, 640x618
205

Enlarge photo 206
enlarge 55KB, 640x586
206

Enlarge photo 207
enlarge 33KB, 640x501
207

Enlarge photo 208
enlarge 26KB, 608x640
208

Enlarge photo 209
enlarge 55KB, 640x480
209
Ready to move downstairs for the winter!

Enlarge photo 210
enlarge 57KB, 640x480
210
Getting the bed put back together.

Enlarge photo 211
enlarge 62KB, 640x551
211
All finished.  Now on to the studio.

Enlarge photo 212
enlarge 31KB, 358x640
212

Enlarge photo 213
enlarge 73KB, 640x480
213
Sat. morning in studio

Enlarge photo 214
enlarge 42KB, 640x480
214
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 215
enlarge 75KB, 568x640
215
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 216
enlarge 59KB, 613x640
216
Two tables on West wall.

Enlarge photo 217
enlarge 82KB, 640x598
217
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 218
enlarge 61KB, 640x585
218
Before the second table was put in.

Enlarge photo 219
enlarge 81KB, 640x551
219
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 220
enlarge 77KB, 640x493
220
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 221
enlarge 88KB, 640x517
221
Then I used my old Stanley hand plane to level as much as I can.

Enlarge photo 222
enlarge 79KB, 640x577
222
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 223
enlarge 86KB, 553x640
223
Testing how it will look.

Enlarge photo 224
enlarge 53KB, 640x507
224
In studio before leveling legs

Enlarge photo 225
enlarge 69KB, 640x632
225
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 226
enlarge 63KB, 640x563
226
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 227
enlarge 37KB, 640x480
227

Enlarge photo 228
enlarge 71KB, 640x594
228
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 229
enlarge 61KB, 575x640
229
further melting before pouring so that it goes in one pour keeping out bubbles.

Enlarge photo 230
enlarge 58KB, 640x421
230
I carved a channel in a fire brick with a hammer and chisel and poured in the melted sterling scrap with flux.

Enlarge photo 231
enlarge 79KB, 640x638
231
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 232
enlarge 67KB, 640x534
232
After filing all edges and sanding before forming.

Enlarge photo 233
enlarge 60KB, 720x414
233
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 234
enlarge 51KB, 640x455
234
My first one.

Enlarge photo 235
enlarge 62KB, 640x540
235

Enlarge photo 236
enlarge 46KB, 640x467
236
casting pieces from scrap-August 27, 2013

Enlarge photo 237
enlarge 77KB, 627x640
237
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 238
enlarge 70KB, 640x529
238
Sterling mark on dish

Enlarge photo 239
enlarge 82KB, 640x560
239
mark

Enlarge photo 240
enlarge 63KB, 720x305
240
cut off tab and part of top

Enlarge photo 241
enlarge 91KB, 640x574
241
cut off base with 'G'

Enlarge photo 242
enlarge 65KB, 640x429
242
inside

Enlarge photo 243
enlarge 72KB, 640x478
243
initial filing

Enlarge photo 244
enlarge 54KB, 640x427
244
heating for feet

Enlarge photo 245
enlarge 55KB, 640x430
245
made buttons out of feet.

Enlarge photo 246
enlarge 54KB, 720x370
246
inside after filing, sanding and buffing

Enlarge photo 247
enlarge 67KB, 720x430
247
outside after filing sanding and buffing

Enlarge photo 248
enlarge 42KB, 566x640
248
After forming cuff

Enlarge photo 249
enlarge 35KB, 486x640
249
side

Enlarge photo 250
enlarge 33KB, 640x504
250
front

Enlarge photo 251
enlarge 46KB, 565x640
251
"WOW!"
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 252
enlarge 45KB, 557x640
252

Enlarge photo 253
enlarge 87KB, 640x491
253
embossing

Enlarge photo 254
enlarge 61KB, 640x496
254
AAT  Andrew A. Taylor mark with Cartier underneath.  Silver plated copper engraving plate for my parents wedding announcement.
August 15, 1929


Enlarge photo 255
enlarge 40KB, 455x640
255

Enlarge photo 256
enlarge 54KB, 640x640
256
2" Fine Silver fold formed cuff with Swarovski crystals.

Enlarge photo 257
enlarge 49KB, 639x640
257

Enlarge photo 258
enlarge 47KB, 639x640
258
2" NuGold brass cuff fold formed

Enlarge photo 259
enlarge 44KB, 640x640
259

Enlarge photo 260
enlarge 46KB, 640x640
260
2" fold formed and anticlast copper bangle with rock crystal and turquoise

Enlarge photo 261
enlarge 43KB, 640x640
261

Enlarge photo 262
enlarge 58KB, 640x618
262

Enlarge photo 263
enlarge 46KB, 640x612
263

Enlarge photo 264
enlarge 47KB, 640x561
264

Enlarge photo 265
enlarge 72KB, 640x629
265

Enlarge photo 266
enlarge 61KB, 640x622
266

Enlarge photo 267
enlarge 38KB, 628x640
267

Enlarge photo 268
enlarge 31KB, 640x595
268

Enlarge photo 269
enlarge 35KB, 640x600
269

Enlarge photo 270
enlarge 26KB, 640x488
270

Enlarge photo 271
enlarge 31KB, 640x638
271

Enlarge photo 272
enlarge 50KB, 640x465
272
Started at 9:30am 4/3/13 cut out initial

Enlarge photo 273
enlarge 49KB, 640x408
273
taped cutout covered with brass sheet ready to roll out initial.

Enlarge photo 274
enlarge 59KB, 720x379
274
buffed initial with compound and heated with torch to get shades on the copper.

Enlarge photo 275
enlarge 69KB, 720x362
275
Filed all edges with two grades of files, then used 4 different grits of fine sanding until totally smooth.  Shaped on anvil.

Enlarge photo 276
enlarge 65KB, 640x554
276
After final buffing and shaping before washing

Enlarge photo 277
enlarge 54KB, 640x552
277
Cleaned up and ready to pack up to mail.

Enlarge photo 278
enlarge 54KB, 610x640
278
Top-stamped inside with year and my marks.

Enlarge photo 279
enlarge 56KB, 640x536
279
Ready to ship!  10:45am.  Print card, label, wrap, make box, take to mailbox.  11:15am.

Enlarge photo 280
enlarge 58KB, 576x640
280

Enlarge photo 281
enlarge 30KB, 294x640
281
copper handles for pantry cupboards

Enlarge photo 282
enlarge 53KB, 512x640
282

Enlarge photo 283
enlarge 61KB, 640x509
283
Fine Silver and Cultured Pearl Peas in a Pod Earrings.

For Melissa Hatfield, Ziaggo Sporthorses, TX


Enlarge photo 284
enlarge 68KB, 546x640
284
1 1/2" from top of earwire.  All pieces hand formed and made.

Enlarge photo 285
enlarge 81KB, 637x640
285

Enlarge photo 286
enlarge 88KB, 577x640
286

Enlarge photo 287
enlarge 48KB, 507x640
287

Enlarge photo 288
enlarge 54KB, 542x640
288

Enlarge photo 289
enlarge 54KB, 536x640
289

Enlarge photo 290
enlarge 47KB, 401x640
290
Finished bead cap attached to one end.

Enlarge photo 291
enlarge 58KB, 640x574
291
Close up.

Enlarge photo 292
enlarge 65KB, 640x563
292
my new necklaces, featuring my handmade clasps and bead caps.

Enlarge photo 293
enlarge 48KB, 397x640
293
This is just one side of the necklace.

Enlarge photo 294
enlarge 64KB, 640x573
294
Bead cap formed and polished.

Enlarge photo 295
enlarge 69KB, 581x640
295
Underside of bead cap.

Enlarge photo 296
enlarge 76KB, 640x611
296
Showing where it will go so it covers the know of the silk thread.

Enlarge photo 297
enlarge 51KB, 720x366
297
Another photo of the cap and strands of one side of the necklace.

Enlarge photo 298
enlarge 57KB, 610x640
298

Enlarge photo 299
enlarge 33KB, 720x296
299

Enlarge photo 300
enlarge 47KB, 640x420
300

Enlarge photo 301
enlarge 61KB, 623x640
301

Enlarge photo 302
enlarge 56KB, 640x474
302

Enlarge photo 303
enlarge 45KB, 720x382
303

Enlarge photo 304
enlarge 61KB, 720x446
304

Enlarge photo 305
enlarge 83KB, 595x640
305

Enlarge photo 306
enlarge 62KB, 640x575
306

Enlarge photo 307
enlarge 57KB, 640x459
307

Enlarge photo 308
enlarge 51KB, 467x640
308
Fold Formed Burdock Leaf with coral, labradorite, Cultured Pearl, and Trade Bead Necklace.  Hand made clasp.

Enlarge photo 309
enlarge 55KB, 640x472
309

Enlarge photo 310
enlarge 50KB, 720x354
310

Enlarge photo 311
enlarge 63KB, 563x640
311

Enlarge photo 312
enlarge 68KB, 552x640
312

Enlarge photo 313
enlarge 64KB, 640x556
313

Enlarge photo 314
enlarge 67KB, 495x640
314

Enlarge photo 315
enlarge 52KB, 720x357
315

Enlarge photo 316
enlarge 1.78MB, 640x544
316
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 317
enlarge 63KB, 640x554
317

Enlarge photo 318
enlarge 75KB, 640x566
318

Enlarge photo 319
enlarge 54KB, 640x528
319

Enlarge photo 320
enlarge 67KB, 640x498
320

Enlarge photo 321
enlarge 50KB, 640x463
321

Enlarge photo 322
enlarge 48KB, 640x472
322
hanging

Enlarge photo 323
enlarge 52KB, 588x640
323
Back.  The color on the heart you see is reflection of the ceiling beams.

Enlarge photo 324
enlarge 57KB, 640x553
324
After sawing out heart pendant (3" x 3") and earrings (1 1/2" x 1 1/2"), filing, sanding.

Enlarge photo 325
enlarge 52KB, 605x640
325
After drilling holes for bails, and flowers, and hammering in ruffles.

Enlarge photo 326
enlarge 40KB, 640x513
326

Enlarge photo 327
enlarge 57KB, 640x628
327
Back of pendant with stamps.

Enlarge photo 328
enlarge 47KB, 720x410
328
Back of earrings with L and R so they are put on correct ears.

Enlarge photo 329
enlarge 57KB, 640x578
329
Very dimensional, and will lay perfectly.

Enlarge photo 330
enlarge 68KB, 640x525
330
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 331
enlarge 76KB, 640x615
331

Enlarge photo 332
enlarge 67KB, 640x563
332

Enlarge photo 333
enlarge 60KB, 640x543
333

Enlarge photo 334
enlarge 65KB, 640x548
334

Enlarge photo 335
enlarge 81KB, 640x609
335

Enlarge photo 336
enlarge 78KB, 640x456
336

Enlarge photo 337
enlarge 115KB, 640x615
337

Enlarge photo 338
enlarge 56KB, 640x486
338

Enlarge photo 339
enlarge 70KB, 640x536
339
2 1/2" wide Fine Silver Fold Formed cuff with vintage Swarovski Beads wired on.

Enlarge photo 340
enlarge 91KB, 640x551
340

Enlarge photo 341
enlarge 71KB, 640x606
341

Enlarge photo 342
enlarge 68KB, 640x625
342

Enlarge photo 343
enlarge 53KB, 640x591
343

Enlarge photo 344
enlarge 63KB, 640x620
344

Enlarge photo 345
enlarge 66KB, 640x606
345

Enlarge photo 346
enlarge 57KB, 640x566
346

Enlarge photo 347
enlarge 53KB, 720x326
347
from top.

Enlarge photo 348
enlarge 77KB, 640x602
348

Enlarge photo 349
enlarge 71KB, 640x565
349

Enlarge photo 350
enlarge 81KB, 633x640
350
Copper Fold Formed Cuff with Swarovski Crystals, in hot pink, black diamond and tourmaline.  2" wide.

Enlarge photo 351
enlarge 63KB, 541x640
351

Enlarge photo 352
enlarge 79KB, 640x524
352

Enlarge photo 353
enlarge 88KB, 579x640
353

Enlarge photo 354
enlarge 70KB, 640x639
354

Enlarge photo 355
enlarge 106KB, 632x640
355

Enlarge photo 356
enlarge 59KB, 640x552
356
Test cuff.

Enlarge photo 357
enlarge 60KB, 640x529
357

Enlarge photo 358
enlarge 67KB, 640x596
358

Enlarge photo 359
enlarge 63KB, 630x640
359

Enlarge photo 360
enlarge 78KB, 640x603
360
Barrette for Mary Ann Wilson.

Enlarge photo 361
enlarge 74KB, 640x499
361

Enlarge photo 362
enlarge 50KB, 640x411
362

Enlarge photo 363
enlarge 54KB, 640x447
363

Enlarge photo 364
enlarge 72KB, 640x599
364

Enlarge photo 365
enlarge 72KB, 640x637
365
Full Copper Fold Formed Bangle with Turquoise and Rock Crystal with Sterling ends.

Enlarge photo 366
enlarge 101KB, 640x582
366

Enlarge photo 367
enlarge 84KB, 640x568
367

Enlarge photo 368
enlarge 74KB, 546x640
368
Balanced Coverage, Brass Fold formed cuff.  Love to wear this.

Enlarge photo 369
enlarge 84KB, 640x625
369
Brass Fold formed Cuff with Garnet bicones, Peridot RS bicones, and rough rock crystal.

Enlarge photo 370
enlarge 53KB, 479x640
370
Citrine, Sterling cage, Brass ring.

Enlarge photo 371
enlarge 71KB, 597x640
371

Enlarge photo 372
enlarge 79KB, 640x603
372

Enlarge photo 373
enlarge 53KB, 640x511
373
Shane's Christmas cuff

Enlarge photo 374
enlarge 51KB, 640x562
374

Enlarge photo 375
enlarge 49KB, 640x478
375
Sean's Christmas Cuff

Enlarge photo 376
enlarge 62KB, 640x559
376

Enlarge photo 377
enlarge 42KB, 720x324
377

Enlarge photo 378
enlarge 42KB, 720x330
378

Enlarge photo 379
enlarge 59KB, 640x566
379

Enlarge photo 380
enlarge 34KB, 640x558
380

Enlarge photo 381
enlarge 30KB, 407x640
381

Enlarge photo 382
enlarge 39KB, 640x432
382
Erin's ring blank

Enlarge photo 383
enlarge 60KB, 604x640
383

Enlarge photo 384
enlarge 39KB, 640x619
384

Enlarge photo 385
enlarge 27KB, 640x543
385

Enlarge photo 386
enlarge 60KB, 640x525
386

Enlarge photo 387
enlarge 54KB, 584x640
387

Enlarge photo 388
enlarge 32KB, 720x292
388

Enlarge photo 389
enlarge 25KB, 720x255
389

Enlarge photo 390
enlarge 85KB, 640x582
390
"How about this ring for Me..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 391
enlarge 64KB, 640x479
391

Enlarge photo 392
enlarge 54KB, 720x419
392

Enlarge photo 393
enlarge 68KB, 640x519
393

Enlarge photo 394
enlarge 65KB, 640x485
394
3" x 2" copper fold formed leaves, and 12mm labrodite stone.

Enlarge photo 395
enlarge 66KB, 720x446
395
backs of leaves

Enlarge photo 396
enlarge 74KB, 720x443
396
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 397
enlarge 98KB, 640x561
397
side view

Enlarge photo 398
enlarge 74KB, 720x437
398
other side view.

Enlarge photo 399
enlarge 67KB, 720x432
399
As you can see, this would work for a man but not most women.  It would have been about 9" or so.

Enlarge photo 400
enlarge 86KB, 605x640
400
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 401
enlarge 101KB, 635x640
401
"I love this so much!"
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 402
enlarge 72KB, 640x435
402
after pickling this is what I had.
"I cannot believe the trans..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 403
enlarge 64KB, 720x426
403
I formed it to fit.
"great deconstruction expla..."
View Comments...

Enlarge photo 404
enlarge 71KB, 640x427
404
This is about half way through the sanding, about 800 grit.

Enlarge photo 405
enlarge 78KB, 640x450
405
It's getting better.

Enlarge photo 406
enlarge 82KB, 640x426
406

Enlarge photo 407
enlarge 104KB, 640x593
407
Lines are starting to disappear.

Enlarge photo 408
enlarge 75KB, 640x455
408

Enlarge photo 409
enlarge 111KB, 720x447
409
After micro papers about 1500.

Enlarge photo 410
enlarge 95KB, 640x477
410
After polishing by hand with rubber grit stick

Enlarge photo 411
enlarge 71KB, 640x443
411

Enlarge photo 412
enlarge 118KB, 640x585
412
Notice all the residue.  I washed in hot water and liquid soap with a battery powered toothbrush to remove the residue.

Enlarge photo 413
enlarge 129KB, 640x590
413

Enlarge photo 414
enlarge 80KB, 640x457
414

Enlarge photo 415
enlarge 60KB, 640x444
415
Here are photos after it was cleaned up and I buffed it with Fabuluster and my buffing wheel.

Enlarge photo 416
enlarge 70KB, 640x451
416

Enlarge photo 417
enlarge 98KB, 640x572
417

Enlarge photo 418
enlarge 95KB, 626x640
418

Enlarge photo 419
enlarge 41KB, 576x393
419
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 420
enlarge 65KB, 410x576
420
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 421
enlarge 35KB, 576x458
421
all finished.  Took lots of hand filing to smooth out all the edges.

Enlarge photo 422
enlarge 38KB, 576x528
422
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 423
enlarge 40KB, 576x492
423
on my little netsuke.

Enlarge photo 424
enlarge 76KB, 640x554
424

Enlarge photo 425
enlarge 75KB, 640x511
425

Enlarge photo 426
enlarge 59KB, 640x404
426

Enlarge photo 427
enlarge 81KB, 640x526
427

Enlarge photo 428
enlarge 73KB, 640x522
428

Enlarge photo 429
enlarge 66KB, 640x432
429

Enlarge photo 430
enlarge 89KB, 620x640
430

Enlarge photo 431
enlarge 71KB, 640x485
431

Enlarge photo 432
enlarge 82KB, 569x640
432

Enlarge photo 433
enlarge 94KB, 579x640
433
Folded in half, brass heart for pendant.

Enlarge photo 434
enlarge 100KB, 640x579
434
Before final buffing

Enlarge photo 435
enlarge 77KB, 588x640
435
Final finished before bail.

Enlarge photo 436
enlarge 72KB, 640x566
436
back.

Enlarge photo 437
enlarge 98KB, 638x640
437
Sterling Silver Gallery Bezel set Agate on Sterling Silver 1 1/4" wide cuff.

Enlarge photo 438
enlarge 64KB, 640x502
438

Enlarge photo 439
enlarge 92KB, 533x640
439

Enlarge photo 440
enlarge 89KB, 485x640
440

Enlarge photo 441
enlarge 57KB, 640x431
441
3 strands of 8gauge Sterling, Silver caps soldered on ends after twisting.  Preliminary finish.  Needs more.  3/8" diameter, 50 grams weight.

Enlarge photo 442
enlarge 82KB, 524x640
442

Enlarge photo 443
enlarge 82KB, 640x501
443
Copper 6ga. twisted bangle for Sean with hammered ends and silver.  Funny how it resembles a horses head.  LOL

Enlarge photo 444
enlarge 99KB, 593x640
444
2 3/8" long from top of ear wire, 1/2" at widest point, 3/8" deep, 4 dangling green cultured pearls.

Enlarge photo 445
enlarge 73KB, 640x417
445

Enlarge photo 446
enlarge 89KB, 640x572
446

Enlarge photo 447
enlarge 49KB, 720x315
447

Enlarge photo 448
enlarge 82KB, 640x552
448

Enlarge photo 449
enlarge 84KB, 640x597
449
side view

Enlarge photo 450
enlarge 84KB, 626x640
450
Deep red agate on hammered cuff-Name?
hot sun


Enlarge photo 451
enlarge 89KB, 631x640
451
top

Enlarge photo 452
enlarge 84KB, 640x546
452
mark

Enlarge photo 453
enlarge 92KB, 609x640
453
Agate copper cuff, flame in the window.

Enlarge photo 454
enlarge 69KB, 640x496
454
top

Enlarge photo 455
enlarge 59KB, 465x640
455
top

Enlarge photo 456
enlarge 99KB, 600x640
456

Enlarge photo 457
enlarge 76KB, 493x640
457

Enlarge photo 458
enlarge 89KB, 640x598
458

Enlarge photo 459
enlarge 77KB, 640x514
459

Enlarge photo 460
enlarge 93KB, 640x611
460

Enlarge photo 461
enlarge 48KB, 640x483
461

Enlarge photo 462
enlarge 99KB, 619x640
462
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 463
enlarge 82KB, 522x640
463
After turning copper over you can see the logo is facing the right direction.

Enlarge photo 464
enlarge 69KB, 392x640
464
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 465
enlarge 81KB, 640x605
465
before buffing back

Enlarge photo 466
enlarge 75KB, 640x533
466
before buffing front

Enlarge photo 467
enlarge 95KB, 640x611
467
first form-this has been annealed 12 times because metal hardens and is unable to be worked without it.

Enlarge photo 468
enlarge 98KB, 640x624
468
Front of first forming

Enlarge photo 469
enlarge 92KB, 640x480
469

Enlarge photo 470
enlarge 94KB, 640x480
470

Enlarge photo 471
enlarge 72KB, 640x480
471

Enlarge photo 472
enlarge 65KB, 640x480
472

Enlarge photo 473
enlarge 50KB, 640x480
473

 
 Select All.