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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Funky, Casual, Hipster
Audra Baade on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Audra Baade on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Ammonite fossil, flat-backed shell bead, faceted dragon blood jasper beads, copper sheet, copper tube, assorted copper beads, stringing wire and crimp beads.

Audra Baade on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? This was my first attempt at making a bezel from sheet metal.

Audra Baade on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? When soldering the bezel, wrap bailing wire around the piece to keep the bezel wire snug against the sheet metal. Mine kept moving as the solder started to flow.

Audra Baade on craftsy.com

This is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art! I so admire your talent. I am curious: how is the flat-backed shell bead attached?

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Because it is such a lightweight piece, I used epoxy.

02/11/2012 Flag

You create some of the most amazing work. Your work has inspired me a great deal. I hope you do not mine attempting to copy some of your pieces for my personal collection. LOVE what you do!!!!

02/11/2012 Flag

I would be flattered. I think I am blushing right now.

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