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1  A semester of jewelry (lots of pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Wendie on: December 04, 2011 03:49:03 PM
I'm back to post more of my completed projects.  I am so hooked on metalworking.

Wonder web by Wlaranew, on Flickr
This cuff is very Wonder Woman looking, I want to do another one with a spider on it. 


Twisted by Wlaranew, on Flickr


Stamped square rings by Wlaranew, on Flickr
They read WENDIE, TO THE PAIN, and AS YOU WISH. I still need to make one that says INCONCEIVABLE

double rings by Wlaranew, on Flickr

Labradorite bezel ring by Wlaranew, on Flickr


Beetlejuice Pendent by Wlaranew, on Flickr

Back of Beetlejuice Pendent by Wlaranew, on Flickr

Metal Bead Pendent

pendent by Wlaranew, on Flickr

pendent and earrings by Wlaranew, on Flickr
These earrings aren't finished but I wanted to get them in the picture while I still had decent light.

Techniques used in making all these include soldering, stamping/hammering, bezel wrapping, dapping and punching.  So what do you think?

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2  Tree Age in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Wendie 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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3  Re: mouse and snake are friends in Knitting: Completed Projects by Wendie on: December 30, 2008 07:30:48 PM
I just made two sets for my nephews for christmas, I loved the pattern, it was so easy and quick.  I think I want to make one more set for myself but I'm going to make it skeleton style, I got the idea from someone on Ravelry.  Hers were awesome.

I hadn't added the eyes yet when I took the pictures but they both have eyes now!
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