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Bracelet copper brass silver

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bracelet by me

Created in this Craftsy Course

Metalsmithing at Home taught by Kate Richbourg

Solder rings, bracelets and earrings in Metalsmithing at Home with accomplished metalsmith Kate Richbourg.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Bracelet, Accessory
Style Whimsical, Victorian / Steampunk, Funky, Mod
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? brass copper silver chain easy solder hole punch jumprings 4mm and 3 mm clasp torch chasing hammers punchs mandrelmetal sheers files panten gel renaissance wax sparex water

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What are you most proud of? Finished it! I am proud of the fact that I completed another project. Sometimes doing twenty things at once makes it hard to finish one so when one does get done I am grateful. _Has been given away to a local whom picked it out when she came by to say hi. :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As always take your time and while mulitasking is part of life be sure to do the dangerous stuff while you are able to concentrate on one thing and not cooking supper doing laundry paying bills or planing your food for the upcoming week. The time in making something can be overwhelming when you are always on the go be it kids, pets or just plain survial. Always keep an open mind and if you have to change your idea then be open to it, do not block yourself into a corner and demand perfection. I messed up many times on this and broke it twice and after cleaning resolder and then having to redo the chains and holes at certain points I still was able to complete a bracelet I would and do wear. Boom! :) ENJOY WHAT YOU DO- BE HAPPY- LIFE IS TOO SHORT-HAVE FUN WITH YOUR IDEAS-:) happy monday! sfol

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thank you lisa- I am no where near the pro that you are nor was I given lessons in first grade :) but I am try polar still .. :) I am glad you are ok and sandy did not wipe you out. I hate the holidays actually as I see every day we are alive as a day we should be grateful for and celebrate but then I am not in the box. I think I am in a cup... thats been knocked down but still has a bit left in it.. lmao I really love your drawings- I put a note on one of them as I would love to attempt to make it though I would not do so with out your consent. cheers !

12/07/2012 Flag

Gorgeous! I love it :)

12/24/2012 Flag

Love your piece!! And AMEN to the last of your post!! Something we ALL need to remember! Can't wait to see more!!

03/04/2013 Flag

wow!!!! This piece is just amazing! great job!! I am learning diferent medias and I wish someday I'd be able to do this. thank you for the inspiration.

08/17/2013 Flag

Great inspiration. The chain is a great addition to the piece.

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