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UntamedMenagerie
« on: December 11, 2009 07:58:28 AM »

I just finished these up for photos yesterday -a new bubbly necklace and a fun bat! Both are pierced from steel and brushed finished.  Smiley

The bubble necklace is about 2.5" wide on silver plated chain, and the bat is 2" wide on gunmetal (I really like the look of steel with the antiqued chain). The bat is my favorite.  Grin









I also completed a larger steel "Curiouser & Curiouser" necklace, and a "We're all mad here" necklace with a slightly different finish, though still brushed and matte. Smiley





Thanks for taking a peek! Happy weekend!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009 08:34:10 AM »

Gorgeous necklaces.  My favourite is the "We're all mad here". 
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009 08:35:39 AM »

those are so cute. I'm wisting the bubble necklace. C:
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009 08:42:26 AM »

hi!
I'm always curious when I see your posts - do you had cut these or are they laser cut?
great designs!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009 09:12:01 AM »

All of these are amazing! I would love to wear any of them!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009 09:19:19 AM »

I love, love, LOVE the bat! If only I could stand to wear necklaces  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009 11:44:35 AM »

Wow your jewelry is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009 09:35:55 PM »

ice nice NICE...I recognize the fonts...do you use a digital cutter? Would you share what size/weight steel you use. These are delightful!
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009 07:27:22 AM »

Very nice jewelry.  I also like the one that says we're all mad here.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009 10:55:37 AM »

The bubble necklace is my favorite.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2009 01:41:18 PM »

Wow. I love how simple and beautiful your designs are. I've totally favorited your shop on my etsy.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009 09:05:19 PM »

I love them all, but "we're all mad here" is my favorite!

Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009 10:00:00 PM »

LOVE! Nice work, all of them -- especially love the bubbles.  How on earth did you do these?
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009 02:40:11 AM »

i like the bat the bestest. i also like the bubbles one because it reminds me of crop circles. really cool. xx
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009 02:19:44 PM »

Completely awesome! I can't decide which one i like the best.  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009 07:20:37 AM »

so awesome! Love the alice themed ones! Perhaps this will be my chrismas present to myself...
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009 09:39:40 PM »

hi!
I'm always curious when I see your posts - do you had cut these or are they laser cut?
great designs!

ice nice NICE...I recognize the fonts...do you use a digital cutter? Would you share what size/weight steel you use. These are delightful!
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2009 12:06:27 AM »

Thank you so much for your kind messages! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Smiley

I am unable to pierce thicker gauge steel with my blades made for softer metals (like sterling or copper), so these are machine pierced and then the details are filed. Smiley Depending on the design I will work with anything from 14 gauge to 26 gauge to make sure I have the right weight and strength for the piece. I cut the main silhouette using a laser my uncle has for his business; they have a laser cutter for ductwork. This machine will cut brass, mild steel, stainless steel, and lots of other metals, woods, and plastics. Originally he had a plasma machine I used which is excellent for large pieces like wall art, but on small jewelry it causes a lot of burring and it's difficult to clean and finish.

I then use my jeweler's files for these and they work very well with cleaning interior cuts and rounding edges. I also have a set of carbon steel files which are excellent to use to enlarge holes and rework finer details as both plasma and laser cutters leave a lot of excess on the steel that must be removed, as well as marks from heat. I always use a hand brushed finish even though the steel sheeting I use is brushed beforehand.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2009 09:43:47 PM »

The bubble necklace is amazing!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2009 01:02:10 PM »

Thank you so much for your kind messages! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Smiley

I am unable to pierce thicker gauge steel with my blades made for softer metals (like sterling or copper), so these are machine pierced and then the details are filed. Smiley Depending on the design I will work with anything from 14 gauge to 26 gauge to make sure I have the right weight and strength for the piece. I cut the main silhouette using a laser my uncle has for his business; they have a laser cutter for ductwork. This machine will cut brass, mild steel, stainless steel, and lots of other metals, woods, and plastics. Originally he had a plasma machine I used which is excellent for large pieces like wall art, but on small jewelry it causes a lot of burring and it's difficult to clean and finish.

I then use my jeweler's files for these and they work very well with cleaning interior cuts and rounding edges. I also have a set of carbon steel files which are excellent to use to enlarge holes and rework finer details as both plasma and laser cutters leave a lot of excess on the steel that must be removed, as well as marks from heat. I always use a hand brushed finish even though the steel sheeting I use is brushed beforehand.  Smiley


Thanks so much for all the info! your work is fabulous ^_^
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2009 01:02:06 PM »

I love the bubble necklace. People in lab would get a kick out of that!
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2009 05:08:52 PM »

I agree with the general consensus--love your work and especially the bubble necklace!  Great stuff!
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2009 12:28:40 AM »

love it !
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2009 07:54:42 PM »

 i love the bat, so dark at the same time simple and delicate, same as the octopus on the other thread, love it
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2010 08:35:20 AM »

I love your bubble necklace - amazing work. You really know how to work with your chosen medium!
kudos on the "we're all mad here" one too, I always loved Alice in Wonderland
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2010 11:02:19 AM »

They're all cute. I'm loving the bubble necklace.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2010 05:18:33 PM »

I'm joining in with the choir... your work is lovely! So professional! Smiley
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