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« on: February 01, 2010 01:55:35 PM »

Nven really liked the family pendent I made for my guy’s mom, so I decided to do something similar for her xmas gift this year, with the names of her own new family. The cherry blossom is about 1.25″ wide, and is hand cut from sterling silver. I forgot to lubricate my bit before starting the holes and the damn thing seized in the silver, nearly taking my fingernail off. Won’t make that mistake again! I added a small green Swarovski crystal to the baby’s leaf, just to help emphasize that they’re leaves, not petals. Overall I think the design turned out quite well, and it hangs very nicely. Its not the most flattering shot of the leaves - you’ll just have to trust me that they are shiny Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 04:01:32 PM »

I admit, I'm really impressed. I still struggle with cutting a line that doesn't require massive filing to look good.

Well played!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 04:28:03 PM »

that's absolutely gorgeous! by hand cut, do you mean with a dremel? (i've been looking to invest in a dremel lately)
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 04:41:10 PM »

really cute! i cannot see where you got it stuck, so i think you can safely deny that any mistake was made at all.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 04:55:01 PM »

I admit, I'm really impressed. I still struggle with cutting a line that doesn't require massive filing to look good.

Well played!

hahaha its a bit of gamble each time i try something like this. I get all anxious and fidgety before i start, it drives the boyfriend crazy listening to me. deep breathes, cut slow, hope for the best Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010 04:58:13 PM »

that's absolutely gorgeous! by hand cut, do you mean with a dremel? (i've been looking to invest in a dremel lately)

nope, I use a jeweler's hand saw. for the holes, I have a flex shaft (which is sort of a fancy dremel) but i only got that at christmas. Before that i was using my handy dandy Dewalt cordless drill Smiley That worked ok, but there's no going back now that I have my new toy ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010 04:59:36 PM »

really cute! i cannot see where you got it stuck, so i think you can safely deny that any mistake was made at all.


hehe yeah it only maimed me, not the silver Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010 10:30:50 AM »

This is lovely.  Are you using a Fordham?  I think those are the best for flex-shaft.  I would have probably tried to use a drill press, since I'm no good at hand held drills.

Anyway, your work looks great.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010 10:42:46 AM »

This is lovely.  Are you using a Fordham?  I think those are the best for flex-shaft.  I would have probably tried to use a drill press, since I'm no good at hand held drills.

Anyway, your work looks great.

Honestly, I don't know? Is that the brand of flexshaft? I can check when I get home. Mine was a Christmas present from the boyfriend and all I know is it was the one recommended to him by my jewelry tool supplier because apparently it is the most powerful model that still works with normal power outlets. I'd never even seen one before, and I'm still not too sure how all the attachments work, but I'm having fun trying to figure it all out Wink

I don't have a drill press yet, but so far I think I can do most of what I need with what I've got. It's on my wish list though!

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010 03:02:41 PM »

The Fordham is a power carver with a flexshaft.  If you are using it with burrs, be very careful.  It can take your finger off in a hurry.  Don't work with it if you are tired or distracted. 

And you can get a little benchtop drill press that's ideal for what you are doing.  I've got a little one that works great for miniatures, drilling coins, and buffing little parts.   Jet makes a really nice one.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010 04:44:04 PM »

oh, no I don't have that. I just have some drill bits and some different polishing pads (some are rubber with a grit, some are cloth). right now i just use the flexshaft to drill and polish.

my friend has a small drill press he's saving for me, I just have to go get it. i don't think its anything too fancy but i imagine it'll do the trick Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010 05:40:28 PM »

Beautiful.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010 06:28:41 PM »

A drill press doesn't have to be fancy to get the job done.  It just needs to do what you want. Wink

I wonder if they make rubber pads for a dremel.  I'll have to look into that.

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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010 06:55:41 AM »

I loves my necklace!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010 07:37:18 AM »

I loves my necklace!!

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2010 03:38:03 AM »

What a lovely concept and beautifully executed.
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