Aug 22, 2010

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Jewelry Making Silver Brass Pendants

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Jewelry Making Silver Brass Pendants
Amazon Towards the end of the course, I was eagerly looking for something to work on, and I thought a pendant would look great. I tested my water by doing a simple pendant with a cross on it. I wanted to do something simple before I ventured into something much more complicated.

So how did I make this pendant? I first cut out the metal that I needed and shaped them the way I wanted, and then I simply soldered where necessary. One thing special about it is that I needed to drill a hole at the top to put the jump ring through, and I also needed to solder the slit in the jump ring. But they were not a big deal and I finished the pendant quickly

Silver Oval Base Brass Cross Pendant

After I finished my first pendant, I was desperately finding ideas for my next project, and something hit me. If I could sandblast a character on a glass dish (refer to my glass fusing post), why couldn't I apply the same concept on a pendant? I decided to solder a meaningful Chinese character on my next pendant. This Chinese character, "Fu", means all the good things in life. Ladies and gentlemen, here is my world famous Fu pendant. Isn't it just plain B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ?

Chinese Fu Happiness Bliss Brass Pendant

Finishing this piece was particularly gratifying because when I started it, it was my last class. So I crashed other people's classes to finally finish it. The process was excruciating and long, and I went through so much to get it done. Nobody can feel the sense of accomplishment finishing the piece brought me

I like jewelry making, but it requires many pieces of equipment to make things. In the future if my jewelry-making instinct flares up, I will just come back and take another class in jewelry making. I certainly enjoyed the challenges it brought me! It also taught me PATIENCE and precision, two very valuable character traits!

If you have any questions let me know and I will do my best to help you!

◀ Simple Silver Ring And Split Open Ring
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