Monday, August 17, 2015

Sterling Links

My recent order of sterling silver is on my workbench, becoming things.
 Some of the heavier gauge wire was wrapped around a mandrel,
cut into separate rings and soldered.
After a pickle bath, some of the rings kept their circular shape and some were shaped into ovals using my needle nose pliers.
As is typical for me, I make components with only a vague plan for how they will be used.
I have a few ideas for necklaces that will require some of these new links.
In the meantime...
earrings like these
(sterling links with sterling wire wrapped pearls, aquamarine, labradorite, garnet and chalcedony)
are what's coming off my workbench today.

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