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InstructionsLots of patience.
Type of item: Accessory
13mmx18mm Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver
What was your inspiration?
Made this for my Niece. Came up with the design by doddleing on a piece of paper.
What are you most proud of?
Getting the spacing of the Sterling Silver balls lined up okay. It turned out pretty nice.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have patience when working with metal. I made the silver balls from melting pieces of 20 ga. wire, then sanded the bottoms flat, so they would somewhat stay in place. I put the base on a tripod, and solderd from underneath, to attach all the silver balls at once. Had the bezel already in place first. Made a "P" shaped bail from 20 ga. wire and attached that last.