The first thing I did was repair a few pieces of jewelry for my local Ten Thousand Villages store, I volunteer there & they knew I could solder silver… it's nice to have a practical use for my new skills!
Then I started playing around with some ideas for hearts… after all Valentines Day is approaching fast!!
I have a pancake dies that I can use to cut hearts of two different sizes (the dies were custom made from my hand-cut pieces), I can use these same shapes to make leaves as well (I love dual-purpose)…
So I cut out some Copper hearts, torch-fired some enamel onto them, and created these pieces:
|Torch-Fired Enamel on Copper, Sterling Silver jump rings & oval link chain.|
|Torch-Fired Enamel on Copper, Sterling Silver connectors & ear wires.|
|Torch-Fired Enamel on Copper, carved Magnesite skull bead,|
Sterling Silver wire & figure-8 chain
|Torch-Fired Enamel on Copper, Sterling Silver connectors & ear wires,|
Sterling Silver figure-8 chain.
These pieces make me smile, I hope they make you smile too!!
I really need to make myself read my Camera's User Guide… the photos just don't do the pieces justice!
Update!! I was reading my Camera's User Guide ('bout time!!)… and with a little effort got the following pics..
|Pink Hearts set #1|
|Pink Hearts set #2|
Hoping I can get better with the pictures over time!!