Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Hammered earrings: recyling the bracelet continues

The January 2008 Art Jewelry magazine has a project called Pounds Sterling. It is a necklace made up of links of hammered sterling silver. Each link is a slightly domed semicircle made by cutting a disk of silver in half. The bracelet that I am recycling (see 1, 2, 3) offers a source of silver ovals. So I have adapted the project slightly and am making a pair of earrings.

The straight wires, which are soldered to the back of the half-ovals, will be bent into hooks from which the remaining half-ovals of silver will be suspended.
Apart from hammered fingers, things went remarkably smoothly with these, so I hope to complete the last few steps without drama!
For scale: the wires are about 20 mm long.

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