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SugarTopsLLC - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:54pmfingerprint | hand stamped | metals studio | silver | sterling
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!
SteveSilver - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:00pmJewelry Gallery | silver
Pete Crowbaby - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:50pmJewelry Gallery | silver
Pete Crowbaby - Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 7:54pmsilver
TangentMetals - Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:18pmJewelry Gallery | art jewelry | contemporary | ivory | metalsmith | silver
TangentMetals - Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:03amJewelry Gallery | diamond | druzy | Gold | patina | silver
Sandra G - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:08pmJewelry Gallery | copper | pendant | silver
Daverham - Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 2:11pmFabrication | Jewelry anvil | forge | forging | jewelry | rings | silver
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.
Daverham - Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 2:18pmJewelry fabrication | jewelry | silver | soldering
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:
MaxBreaux - Monday, April 19, 2010 - 11:36amcopper | jewelry | silver
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.