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« on: January 04, 2008 11:53:07 AM »

piece from my gemsetting course. Sterling silver, pearls, CZ's, and rubber. The stones on the urchin are overlay-set, with the points facing up. the stone on the clasp is gypsy-set, which is officially my new favourite technique, ever. also, the urchin screws off the plate on the front and has a secondary hidden bail, so he can be worn seperatley.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 11:59:50 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Oh god I am sooooooo jealous. I have a university degree in silverwork but have not made anything in a looooong time and I am afraid I have forgotten how. This is so pretty BUT also well made I am sick with envy. Cry Cry

WELL DONE

I also love the sea creature theme........
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 12:09:35 PM »

Amazing!

How in the world did you make that???and in sterling, I would love to know...I'm speechless!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 01:30:25 PM »

That is beautiful! I'd love an action shot.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 01:44:19 PM »

This SO ROCKS! I would love to see more like this, it's gorgeous.

I love the color mixture, the medium mixture, I love how it shines in some parts and not in others.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 01:54:21 PM »

Amazing!

How in the world did you make that???and in sterling, I would love to know...I'm speechless!

short of a very long-winded series of steps I can only say carefully. Wink I'm glad you like it so much!

The hammer texture on the urchin was a happy accident. I accidentally put my seating burr clean through on one of the holes and had to hammer it to close it up enough for a re-try. it was easier to texture the whole thing than to try and clean it up. I hate sanding.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008 09:54:26 AM »

You are really doing fantastic work! 
I feel your sanding pain, but then, To err is human; to hammer, divine!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008 10:58:00 AM »

ooooh this should really be in the "Less craft more art" section it's so cool!!
What a great job!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008 01:01:40 PM »

You are really doing fantastic work! 
I feel your sanding pain, but then, To err is human; to hammer, divine!
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I have a problem with my chasing hammer; I use it on everything. I've hammer-set opals in 14g work-hardened sterling.

if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008 02:47:06 PM »

That is absolutely amazing! A lot of people say that the distinction between art and craft is that art is purely for admiration, while craft is something with a function, something usable. This is one of those items that blurs the lines, something that negates that theory.
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