Sunday, 22 April 2007

Charleans Ring

This is about the 5th ring like this that I have made.

You would think that it got easier, but I really battled with this one. I am not exaggerating when I say that I soldered the bezzle to the shaft about 7 times before I was happy. The worst part is I think I shoud have left it the first time as it was only slightly skew and not as noticeable as all the problems you get when you heat something over and over again.

I love this ring.It was made for a friend for a friend.

When I was making it I decided the band was too small even though I had used the correct formula so I cut another piece of silver and made another band guessing how much I was out by.

The final ring was way too big.

I couldnt face removing the stone and making it smaller so I made a new ring with a much bigger stone. Using the band I made in the first place. LOL.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Stone and resin pendant

I am working on a totally new (for me) idea.
I was experimenting with drilling a hole through a beach stone with a diamond bur. (I think that is what it is) it was taking forever.
It occured to me that I could engrave into my stone and paint resin on to it.
So I ditched the hole - (easily side tracked) and engraved a rough flower onto my stone.
I then painted silver poster paint onto my design as the stone is black and resin is translucent - I wanted to be able to see my picture. I have now added pink resin.
will add a picture once it is dry and I have added a bail and leather cord. That is if it works.

Monday, 09 April 2007

Wednesday, 04 April 2007

Easter Holiday

Well we are off for a four day camping trip over the easter holidays.

I really need a portable bench. Although.....................
I tried beading on a camping holiday once.
It was a nightmare, I kept spilling the beads.

Little little beads everywhere.

Luckily it was early days and they were of the cheap and nasty variety. So I left them to decorate the campsite for future holiday makers.
Now that I am into precious metals I think it would be a lot safer if I just left my toys at home and had a break.
4 days, at least it is not as long as the christmas holiday was.

Sunday, 01 April 2007

new bracelet

I haven't made a chain for a while. I had some 1.6mm dia wire and it occured to me to try and make a bracelet with my new texture tool. I really do like the random texture that it makes.

I made the clasp out of .8mm plate. I needed to add the extra bar because the bar was too short and kept coming undone.