Hello fellow metalsmithers,
Here we are, starting with renewed vigor, enthusiasm and full of new design ideas. One circle completed, ready to start another.
Circles remain an effervescent design theme in jewelry. We have over the years completed many commission projects in that style. Here are a few examples.
As of late I've been using these lock tweezers for delicate soldering jobs. A normal spring tweezer has too much tension, which tends to deform thin metal when it is hot. With these locking tweezers the tension can be adjusted – very, very gently if need be. I bend the tip like a spring tweezer. You can find these at jewelry tool suppliers called gem lock tweezers. They are generally of better quality and thus last a long time.
Lisa wrote to us :
"I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your rose earring tutorial. I found it to be very complete and easy to follow. It's nice to have this option to add to various pieces. I modified it to contain a center stone and made a pendant; see the attached a photo.
Again, thank you for sharing your skills.
Lisa A "
Lisa, I love how professional you finished off your pendant and how pretty the center gemstone looks. Really super!!!