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« on: October 28, 2007 09:25:23 PM »

I've been lurking on the forums for a while now and am inspired every day by the wonderful things I see here.
I recently finished a really wonderful metal smithing course and I wanted to share the finished product.
It is a sterling silver lotus flower pendant on a plain silver choker. There are some imperfections, but it was my first go at anything of this nature so I don't worry myself about it.
I had an amazing time making it and the class was such a blast! I cant wait to gather some tools and space and get all of these ideas for pretty silver things out of my head.
If anyone has any comments, I'd love to hear them!

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007 09:47:16 PM »

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I absolutely love that pendant. I have a big lotus thing anyway, & that is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 11:04:53 PM »

Looks like you have both a good eye and talent. Metal is so gratifying...
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 03:32:09 AM »

Very pretty!  Smiley I like the brushed finish also.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 05:08:32 AM »

what imperfections???

that is gorgeous!!

great job.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007 06:30:14 AM »

It looks beautiful!! Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007 07:01:01 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful.  I love the way you've bent the ends of the petals out, it gives the design depth & a sense of energy.  I'm into beads & glass but my husband is into making silver jewelry (mainly for me, hooray!), and hasn't made anything for a while, I'm bookmarking this to give him some inspiration!  Are some of the petals planished (hammered)?
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007 08:17:23 AM »

Thank you for your lovely comments!
I used a ball peen to texture a couple of the petals and the others are just brushed/matte.
I hope your husband does find inspiration! I know I find it in the strangest places, sometimes.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007 10:02:35 AM »

If this were for sale, I'd buy it in a nanosecond. This is absolutely perfect and the symmetry... just amazing.
Great job. =)
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007 10:14:01 AM »

Wow thanks! You have no idea how much that means to me.
I've battled for a long time about selling things. Maybe an Etsy store or something, but I've never made things I've been as happy about as this. I definitely prefer this type of jewelry and would be more comfortable and confident about selling it.
I'm really happy to know that you appreciate it.
I'm working on gathering the tools and things I need to start making more of this kind of stuff, so if I ever have that store I'll be sure to let you know!
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