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« on: June 28, 2007 07:14:33 AM »

Simple hearts (I actually hammered the edges of the hearts after takin the pix to make them a little more reflective):

Having finally got hold of a decent block and hammer, I had to do the traditional hammered spiral:

Getting a bit more adventurous I tried a modern renaissance style necklace:

Hope you like! Only problem is my accuracy with the hammer - are there tips/techniques or is it just practice... managed not to hit myself yet but I know you need to avoid wire crossing points or you'll weaken the metal.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 07:21:47 AM »

Those are all very pretty. I'm not much of a heart person, but for some reason I really, really like the double heart earrings.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007 07:36:32 AM »

Very beautiful and elegant.  I tried once to make a sorta thing like that but it did not turn out as beautiful as yours.

Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007 07:37:50 AM »

Very good wire work! Love it!

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007 09:37:11 AM »

Those are all great. I especially love the heart earrings.
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007 10:47:11 AM »

Thanks guys, always good to get feedback - yeah I used to be with you on the heart thing, Fun4Bambi - but I've found that if you go for funky/kooky rather than pretty pretty, hearts can work well.
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007 01:41:02 PM »

Nice wire work! Hearts have been around for as long as I can remember, and I'm old!From simple to diamonds hearts sell. If you check the upscale jewelry shops, you will always find hearts, no matter the season...or year.

I've been making wire jewelry for several years and I still whack myself with the hammer. Thank goodness it's rawhide :-)
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