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« on: March 08, 2009 09:10:13 PM »

Hi Smiley  Haven't posted much, but thought I would post this project. I just finished him. Its bronze, with silver headphones and wire, and the eye is a cubic zirconia snap fitted into a bronze jump ring. I've been taking a jewelry class, and I love it! 


Its about 1 3/4" high, for reference. I soldered a backing onto the piece, and polished up the sides nicely, so its a hollow shape. Was paying close attention to a nice finish, for once! Wink Here's another shot in a different light to show the eye better.



And just for the hell of it, here is a shot of the first thing I've ever made in the class... a basic sterling silver ring with 2 london blue topaz gems.



And yeah, another shot at a different angle to show the gem as it naturally appears. Seems I can't light the metal and the gems correctly in the same photo!!!



I'm used to doing more large metal work - welding and blacksmithing, so jewelry is new to me. Same basic principles, just a lot less muscle involved Wink Below are a few bigger things I've hammered out of metal!







This was really just to mess around with articulating plates and some not so successful filigree. It has no purpose. One of my friends called it jumbo shrimp armor. Wink

Anyway, that's all for now. Hope you guys like them!  I had a lot of fun making them, and nobody to show them to Sad Sad Sad  Thanks! Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009 12:02:17 AM »

awesome that is really cool.  I love all the pieces.  I agree with ya on the less muscle involved in jewelry.  Its alot of delicate work, but it also depends on what you are doing hehe.  Wicked, keep it up. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009 05:22:10 AM »

I like the thought of jumbo shrimp armuor. Made me giggle on a yucky monday morning. You do wonderful work.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010 11:56:05 PM »

I always admire metal work, it is so beautiful and versatile as a medium! The ring is especially pretty =)
although I have to ask. . . what is the giant cage-jelly-bean item?  Huh Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010 11:03:03 AM »

I always admire metal work, it is so beautiful and versatile as a medium! The ring is especially pretty =)
although I have to ask. . . what is the giant cage-jelly-bean item?  Huh Grin

Haha Smiley  It was a project for a metalsmithing class I was in. Sort of a container concept. I was just messing around with metal trying to make it feel less rigid, more organic. Mostly it was just a lot of screwing around. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010 09:44:22 PM »

great stuff! I weld too and love just messing around with artsy fartsy designs. Trying to learn how to solder too, but I too am used to larger, less delicate stuff--makes it more difficult for me with the tiny things. Love the bronze piece!
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