Saturday, June 25, 2011

HOW it's done.

Fine Silver Imperfect Circle Necklace

Over the next several days, I'll be putting together a tutorial for my Imperfect Ring fine silver necklace. 

If you'd like to create a pendant along with me, here is your tools and materials list:

  1. Fine silver wire, 10 gauge, about 6".
  2. Neckchain of your choice, hand fabricated or conventional.
  3. Small beads, gemstones, or crystals (optional).
  4. 22 gauge Argentium sterling silver wire, about 6".
  5. 2 sturdy Argentium sterling silver headpins, 2" long.
  6. Clasp of your choice, hand fabricated or conventional.

  1. Torch
  2. Heat-proof surface (solderite pad, charcoal brick, etc.)
  3. Cross-lock tweezers
  4. Small quenching bowl
  5. Jeweler's saw with blades
  6. Bench pin (optional)
  7. Wooden dowel (optional)
  8. Steel ring mandrel
  9. Vise
  10. Flush cutters
  11. Planishing or ball pein hammer
  12. Bee's wax or Burr Life
  13. Rotary tumbler with 1LB mixed shot
  14. Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
  15. Assorted hand files
  16. Center punch
  17. Flexshaft or Dremel-like tool
  18. Texturing wheel (optional)
  19. Assorted drill bits
  20. Steel bench block
  21. Rawhide hammer
  22. Safety glasses

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