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« on: May 04, 2009 10:45:20 AM »

Made this pendant for my friend Carolina’s 15th birthday. She’s been helping me out with my anatomy classes for a few years now as my assistant, so I figured she deserved something special for her birthday. She’s a big Firefly fan so it seemed appropriate. Smiley
For those not in the know, in the Firefly universe “shiny” is slang for “good”, “great”, “neat”, “wonderful”, etc. (according to the Firefly Cortex lexicon). It’s doubly fun because… ya know… the pendant is shiny, hehehe. I know, I know, I’m so clever.

The pendant is hand cut from sterling silver and is hung on an 18″ 1.5mm sterling silver rolo chain with a small lobster claw clasp. I soldered the jump ring for the clasp closed on this - it’s something I’ve been meaning to try, since it’ll make the chains much sturdier, but had been finding excuses not to do. I’m glad I finally did it because it turns out its pretty easy, especially with the pickle to clean it up with after, and it really does look more professional.

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009 11:07:55 AM »

OH MY GOSH! SHINY! That looks FABULOUS. She's a lucky, lucky girl. Smiley Firefly is actually my 'end of finals celebration'... How fitting! That is amazingly wonderful. Great work!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009 11:15:38 AM »

I would wear that and I know nothing of firefly.
It's great. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009 12:05:53 PM »

that's awesome! it looks really professionally done! just out of curiosity, since i've never heard of anyone doing this, where do you buy sterling silver to hand cut? & when you say hand cut, you mean with a tool of some sort?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 12:25:29 PM »

I buy sterling silver in small sheets - this is a 22gauge silver, about .75mm thick - i get it from a jewelry supply store in town. I use a jewelers hand saw to cut out the shape, and a drill to make pilot holes for my saw blade in order to cut out parts inside of the pendant. I actually have a tutorial on my blog if you want more details about the process Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009 12:52:31 PM »

There's no other adjective to describe this with, other than... shiny!

I'm a big Firefly fan, and I'm now contemplating the doability of this myself. =P Great job - I'm sure she'll love it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009 12:54:54 PM »

This is completely awesome! I definitely want one.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009 10:42:43 PM »

I love it!! In fact, I must admit, I wish it were somehow a present for ME instead... She'll love it.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009 10:52:06 AM »

Ooh, shiny!! Cheesy

Love it! The word kind of sums up the necklace lol Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009 01:38:33 PM »

That is utterly awesome!
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