Use old metal trays to make pre-etched components for jewellery. Use metal shears, hole punch blocks and other forming tools like dapping blocks.
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"Green" Electro Etching ‹ Inbar Bareket etching silver without chemicals
"Green" Electro Etching ‹ Inbar Bareket
Upcycled Cookie-Tin Earrings, If you want to protect the enameled images, you can cover the parts you want to use with clear tape before you begin your detailed cutouts. Scotch Magic Tape is great for this because it's clear and easy to remove.
Love Never Fails Necklace To solder the copper filigree wire in place, I hold it down with scrap brass wire. Then I place chips of solder at the points where I'd like the filigree to become connected to the copper sheet.
the making of.... earrings by LUZ www.atelierluz.nl
do not make a bezel to fit exactly. This must be one of the biggest secrets in all of jewelry-making-dom, because it's written in most of the books that the bezel must fit snugly. Then you solder it down, it shrinks, and you cannot get the stone in the bezel any more.
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I have to try this... the sharpie itself is the resist! Etching. Good instructions that give dimensions and times.
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Stretching a too small bezel... good to know since my bezel work needs practice...