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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Earth photo frame on: November 12, 2013 09:58:34 PM
i mostly post around the jewelry section because i'm actually a jewelry design major
but i wanted to switch it up a little and made a photo frame as one of my projects instead

assignment: domed marriage of metal lentils

it ended up in the showcase [that generally represents the works of my major in the school] smack dab in the middle at eye level ~~~

to see how it was made:
click !
it goes from most recent to oldest though, so you'd have to scroll to the very bottom :x ~

let me know what you think ? Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Silver oyster pendant ~ on: June 29, 2013 07:47:03 PM
This was my final project for one of my classes ^^

For this project, I had to
make a die & use a hydraulic press*
chase / repousse (in copper)
make a mold & cut it open
cast a silver version
make a hinge & spring*
make a clasp for it to close on will*
set pearl*

*are things that I've never done before&unrelated to the class and I learned specifically to make this piece ;~;
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Swiveling Satellite Ring on: March 15, 2013 04:54:18 PM

I don't think anyone here knows, but I'm very into space! [exhibit A]

New ring!

for those who didn't catch on, the stone on top swivels!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earth x Saturn earrings on: December 29, 2012 10:01:14 AM

made for my midterm project ^^ .. but haven't had time to take pictures T__T ..

I used the disc cutter for (4) perfect circles, and then the dapping block (several times) to make domes for a sphere ~
for earth, I first did a practice piece in brass, then moved into silver (drawing the continents on, then cutting them all out and soldering the 2 pieces together)

for saturn, I had no design idea and had 3 domes ready to cut out and didn't like any of them T_T so they were all thrown out, and I ended up with this simple idea ~ the orb is cut out of silver and big enough to come out of the socket, but too small to fall out entirely

dapping is a tedious process, but i think it's really fun ~

[for rough size estimates]
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / planet earring on: October 20, 2012 10:57:54 AM

I rolled out thick sheets of (brass&nickel*) metal into really thin pieces, sawed out circles (and an orb)-- formed the circles into half spheres on the dapping block and soldered everything together

what a PAIN! haha ~ because i like using the same type solder for entire projects, so pieces kept falling off, and when i finally finished and polished it, the ear post fell off .. so i had to resolder and repolish everything -__-!

you can kinda see the joints from the bottom view (my mom thought it was a solid ball);


*this was a practice piece (to get used to the dapping block and as a prototype), I want to make one in silver in the future ~
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Butterfly Ear Cuff on: September 11, 2012 09:44:50 PM

hand pierced & sawed the wings, then soldered them onto a sheet of brass

i really hate piercing ;__;
i've had this sketched out for a few months now, but never wanted to make it until I had to for my piercing and sawing class D:!

different design & metal Cheesy!

mingling together ~ ㅋㅋㅋ
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Dinosaur ring on: July 23, 2012 10:15:19 AM

carved and hollowed out in wax, then casting in brass ^^
I plan to make a mold and shoot millions of dinosaurs, oxidize them to random colours and have a whole army going on!  Cheesy
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / bunny ears ring ^__^ on: June 22, 2012 08:06:44 PM

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / deer antlers ring on: June 22, 2012 07:02:24 PM

get on my bad side and you might get an eye poked out o:!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / pikachu ring ! on: June 20, 2012 05:57:41 PM

pikachu ~

i choose you!
made with brass using lost wax casting ~

pika ~

(if someone asks who pikachu is i will cry. really)
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