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« on: March 01, 2013 09:27:58 AM »

I took a jewelry class this weekend and made a time turner from Harry Potter. I stamped "NO GOING BACK" on it and after the picture was taken decided to leave it disconnected at one point, so it hangs broken.

For the curious, here's what the process was like: (I'm really new to this, so forgive me if I go into too much detail and use the wrong terms).

I started with a flat square of bronze, which I heated to red hot to anneal. From my understanding, this helps the atoms in the metal align, making it softer and easier to work. This annealing process is undone after some hammering but it can be repeated. Then I cut out the pieces I wanted to use - for the circles, I used a shaped cutter, I freehanded the outer octagonal edge. I stamped letters on the outermost piece then went over it with a hammer for texture. On the middle piece, I repeatedly stamped a star as a texture. For the center piece, I formed an hourglass shape out of wire, taped it to the piece, and stamped that. Then I stamped letters and sand inside of the hourglass. To finish I sanded the edges, polished the faces, and my instructor drilled holes for jump rings.

I really enjoyed my first proper foray into metal stamping and will hopefully be taking more classes in the future!

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013 02:46:00 PM »

WOW! You did a really nice job! I really love the different textures and the construction. 
I loved reading all of the detail, I have always wanted to try metal working, it sounds like a bunch of fun!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013 08:13:38 AM »

I just adore your take on the time turner.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013 06:39:32 AM »

Incredible work! Love the different textures you used!  Wink

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