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« on: October 22, 2011 10:44:01 AM »

 I haven't posted anything here in a long, long while, but I finally have something I'd like to share.  I'm taking a jewelry and metalworking class at college.  I originally signed up for the class to gain experience using torches and soldering but I'm really loving the class.  So much so that I am thinking about buying a set of torches and have started buying the smaller/cheaper tools.  This is gonna get expensive...

Anyway here is my first finished piece:

Front of first piece by Wlaranew, on Flickr

Back of first piece by Wlaranew, on Flickr

The main part is copper and the outer ring is brass.  The rings are etched and the tree side is stamped using a claw hammer, and Y, V and O stamps. So in all I cut, etched, stamped, soldered, filed, polished and patina-ed this.  I'm still considereing how the bail will end up, that's why the wire hasn't been soldered and finished like the rest of the piece.  I'm so proud of this thing, I learned so much from making it.  I screwed up a whole bunch of times. In fact I had to redo the rings at least three times and I about gave up on the soldering until a more advanced student came to my aid. 

So what do you all think? 

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011 02:59:37 PM »

Lovely piece and I hope to see more of your jewellery as you gain confidence and experience.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011 04:06:27 PM »

Nicely done!  This is something I'd eventually like to learn, too!

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What a piece of work is man!

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011 07:56:37 PM »

Loooove this. Would really like to find a class to learn. Nice work!

« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011 08:37:01 AM »

Thank you everyone!

As for classes I'm taking one through my community college.  You might also look to see if your fine arts center has a class.  Sometimes there is also a local artist coop in areas that are too small to have a college or fine arts center. 
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