InstructionsI designed my pattern on paper and then sawed the forms out of copper and silver and joined them together with solder - marriage of metals technique. I slightly domed this piece. I then sawed out the side piece and formed it to the shape of the top. Before soldering the side together I drilled a whole near the top portion on both sides and enlarged and filed them to fit the chain. Then I ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Sterling Silver and Copper
What was your inspiration?
The technique itself - Marriage of Metals.
What are you most proud of?
The richness of the patination.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I would advise taking a metalsmithing class. I started taking silversmithing classes when I was 13 years old, learning all the basics. This piece is for inspiration and also my design process - that everything starts on paper. Metal and gems are too precious just to play with. To really make the idea my ideas always take form on paper first.