How much silversmithing can you do in two hours??

Not much normally. Normally I have to have a chat with the girls, break at least 3 saw blades, mutter a few obscenities under my breath and cue cue cue to get some soldering done. There’s nothing like the last class of term to get you focused though so here’s what I did in two hours.

After the hammered necklace I made previously my mum commented on it looking nice, so that was her Christmas pressie planned! I’d been wanting to try out using a roller for ages and this texture was done with some lace. I’m really pleased with it and (phew) she is too. A bit of polishing and the shine on it is lovely and the patten shows really well.

Next was the copper bracelet I made for the winner of my recent competition. Normally this would take me over two hours to make on its own. Amazing what a bit of pressure can do to a girl, eh?! The colours on this have come out really well, lots of pinks and oranges. Yay!

Finally, panic nearly over and I have just a few minutes left. What to do? Relax? Chat? Break another saw blade?! Nah, I was loving the roller by now and while what I’d really wanted to make with these bits of silver was make some leaf printed stuff, I couldn’t resist having another play with the lace. As you can see I’ve put a drill hole through them to attach some earring loops but somehow, they’re not quite me? I like them, but I think there’s still work to be done. Perhaps they need to be sawn into a new shape. No bad for two hours work though, just the long wait now until I can get things started again.

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  1. says

    Lovely! When I was learning a few years back I put the star shaped green bit from a to ate through the roller and it came out amazingly well on the silver. I have a lovely little pendant that I made from it which 8’m very proud of!

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