Friday, 23 November 2007

Silver fold formed earrings - WIP

These silver earrings are being made in exactly the same way as the first copper pair (I followed the project on p60 of Elizabeth Olver's Jewellery Making Techniques Book).

In this picture they have just been opened out a little, after annealing and pickling. Next step will be polishing. It is more difficult working with silver than with copper, but I'm still finding this technique appealing.

In spite of taking extra care to fold and cut the two bits of metal in the same way, I have again produced two pieces of different sizes. And I also discovered that it is important to concentrate the hammering on the folded part, or the curve disappears!

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