Saturday, April 24, 2010

Making jewelry is so fun!

I had lots of fun with the rubber cuffs, and making jewelry with fine metals is almost as fun!
I can't find the pendant that I made the first night (it's unfinished -- I put it in a special safe place -- you know, those places that you stumble upon months later?)
This is the ring that I made during week 2. It fits me perfectly -- however, Lauren loves it too -- so it *might* go to her.
I learned how to measure a strip of metal so the ring will fit you perfectly. After I cut a strip of silver, I sent it through a rolling mill with a skeleton leaf, then re-cut the metal to size, annealed it, formed it into a near circle, then soldered it, then formed it and antiqued it and polished it. I can do this!
Next up is lost wax carving and casting. WooHoo!

13 comments:

natalea said...

very cool Martha!
happy weekend,xo

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Now you're getting into the really serious stuff! Bravo.

Joanne Huffman said...

It's an absolutely beautiful ring!

Sharon said...

This is stunning! I thought I might like to take that class, perhaps in May. But my anxiety about not being able to keep up with the class is holding me back. I hate being stupid in public. But I just might try - if I can figure out how to get there by TTC.

Lost Aussie said...

This is gorgeous!

Gemstone Jewelry said...

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me again said...

Martha, you're so talented! This is lovely; can't wait to see what you do next :-)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Ring Martha!!!! be careful this gets expensive fast!!!!!!!

Susan Williamson said...

What a fabulous ring. It's kind of grungy, crackly and leafy all at the same time. Love it!

llgmommy said...

WoW! That is gorgeous. Awesome work.
Beth www.princessgracebow.etsy.com

Karen said...

Hey Martha
It looks great! Where did you take this class?

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Martha, The ring is beautiful. I can't believe it is one of your first efforts! Love the cuffs the kids did too.

Sandy Michelle said...

That's so cool! I like how it looks like the veins of a leaf..