silver

FingerPrint Jewelry

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I have been making hand stamped jewelry for 7 years now and I just love the art of this process. It centers me. But as you run any successful business, you need to offer new products to keep customers buying. I would like to offer finger print jewelry this year... but need to sub out the orders and collaborate with a true silversmith and artist. I am not at the point right now where I want to get into that skill set, but would like to work with someone.. .I'll sell. You make. We each add a successful business component to our studios. If anyone is interested in this, I am in NJ - and would love to continue to touch lives through artful jewelry... and you!


Silver wire pendant with purple glass bead

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Silver wire pendant with purple glass bead

Silver wire pendant with purple glass bead


Coin and lens

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Coin and lens

Coin lens earrings.


Earrings

Earrings

Siler and tin coin earrings 1inc long.


Ghost Canyon Necklace

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Ghost Canyon Necklace

Ghost Canyon Necklace - Reticulated sterling silver overlay with etched bronze on antique ivory. Handmade fold formed sterling silver chain.


StarGate

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StarGate

"Stargate" Concho Rose Druzy - Brazil, set in patinated sterling silver with 24kt gold keumboo with .06ct white diamond in 14kt gold setting.


One of my most recent pieces.

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One of my most recent pieces.

Sterling silver and copper bezel, frogskin jasper cut and polished by me. I have been busy and am entering my first craft show this spring.


I made a little anvil/stake yesterday for rings - Love it! (photos)

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I made this anvil/stake yesterday, from a steel rod and some scrap wood. I've been wanting to forge a rounded contour to rings for design and comfort and it works perfectly!

The block on the right side slides off to allow the ring to slip over the stake. That's my grandpa's mallet, it's very soft. He was a Boeing machinist - I don't know exactly what he did with it, but it's great for massaging silver without marring the surface at all. I've had it in the back of a tool box for years - since he died in 1986 or so, and now I've found a purpose for it. I couldn't be happier.


Pits when silver soldering

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When silver soldering, sometimes I get a pit right where the solder chip was sitting. Many times I do not.. sometimes I do. It never happens when applying solder with a pick, so I suspect it has something to do with the solder sitting there on the hot silver for too long. I always prepare a clean surface, use flux, heat the piece not the solder, etc. Just wondering:


Hello from Houston

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Hi all

My name Max and I live in Houston, Texas. I stumbled on this site while surfing and I love it. Have spent the last few days just reading posts and learning. I like working with silver, copper, bone, glass, gemstone, Corian, etc. to create jewelery that makes at least one person go "WOW! Dude! That's beautiful!". I am in the process of setting up my shop area to start casting and shaping (after a 15 year hiatus) and look forward to posting here to get feedback.


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