Thursday, August 8, 2013

What!? It's August already?

Aloha!
Time sure flies when I'm busy being lazy and uninspired.  I have no idea what happened to July.
 I did however take a couple of jewelry soldering classes.  I wanted to step outside the box to get over my fear of the flame.  These classes were a great start for me because, in class we used the smaller butane torches and not the acetylene torches.  Those big mamas scare me big time!
Here's the first project:

I used fine silver (99.9), and this was a fusing technique, so no solder needed.


In another class, we were instructed to use sterling silver and/or 14k gold-filled square wire.  I did both gold and silver projects.  Here's some simple rings:



So, my final class, a bezel cup attachment class, a few weeks later, I almost melted one of the little cups! The torch was a little bigger, meaning a little more power!  But inspite of it all, here's that final project:


 
Well, that's it for now.  Hope you all have a wonderful August!
Aloha,
 

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you were really productive! I love all your pieces! I think I mentioned to you before that I'm afraid of fire but I do have one of those small torches for jewelry making.I took a class before and we used the 99.9 and in the beginning I made a lot of little silver balls when I was getting used to the torch!
    You've inspired me to go find my torch!Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi Grammie--
    Your jewelry class is suiting you well- your pieces are lovely. You are so brave-- i could not do that in a million years!

    Thank you for stopping by to see my Sacred Yarn room-- it's so nice to meet new friends:)
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  3. How fun to make jewelry. Each piece is beautiful.

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  4. How happy I am to see you have a new post! Aloha!

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