Category Archives: silversmithing

The weird world of jewellery making

What is this: You could be mistaken for thinking its some really random spaghetti shapes. But I’m actually pickling/polishing some copper pendants using good old ketchup. No really. I’ve been told they polish up really well and it’s great for … Continue reading

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Coppersmithing

In silversmithing this term I’ve been experimenting with Copper. (Well it’s so much cheaper than silver, like 15% of the cost. And when silver is £32 an oz then it’s definitely cheaper to cock-up in copper. I won’t cry when … Continue reading

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Things I have been making

As my Silversmithing class is starting up again for the new year I thought I’d share one of the projects that I’d done last term. My friend Kate has a beautiful silver and gold anticlastic spinner ring. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Stacking rings

As mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been working on some stacking rings in Silversmithing class this term. Well after weeks of soldering, and filing, and filing, and a bit more filing, some burnishing, some polishing, a bit more filing, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Silversmithing

This term at Silversmithing I decided that I was going to work on some silver rings. I’ve not made any rings since the first term and as well as fabricating some rings I also wanted to have a go at … Continue reading

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Adventures in silversmithing

This is something I’m currently working on: It’s a disk of silver, stamped with a star stamp around the edges, domed and drilled in the middle. (Although I wonder now if I should have drilled the hole further up. Oh … Continue reading

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Adventures in Silversmithing

My silversmithing class has started again so be prepared for mostly-weekly updates on what I’m doing in class. As silver is getting so expensive I’m trying out some of my ideas in copper first. This is a little stamped dome … Continue reading

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