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My first silver project
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Posted on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:20 pm
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I am working on some earrings from sterling silver for gifts.

I bought a kit from a seller on Etsy so I didn't have to buy a lot of the silver rings that I won't use later.

Working with these delicate little rings is a lot different than the aluminum I am use to. I hope I don't mess it up!

I will post pics soon as I am done Smile

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Posted on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:34 pm
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Here they are ...



Full Persian weave from 22g AWG sterling silver rings in 3.6mm (9/64) ID.

This was the first time I have ever done this weave so small.

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Posted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm
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How pretty! I love the design.

I never would have thought to connect to the earring back like that.

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Posted on Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:12 pm
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ashenturtle wrote:
How pretty! I love the design.

I never would have thought to connect to the earring back like that.


Admittedly, it wasn't my idea. I bought the design kit on Etsy.

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Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:32 pm
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Very nice job! Someone is a lucky girl. Smile


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Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:27 pm
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Thanks Smile

I made two pair like this; one for my mother in law and one for my husband's boss' wife. I hope they like them as much as I do.

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Posted on Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:17 pm
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Flutter wrote:
I made two pair like this; one for my mother in law and one for my husband's boss' wife.


Looks like someone is up for a promotion at work! Wink


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Posted on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:28 am
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I love working with sterling silver. It's my favorite material, by far. Your earrings look nice. Thanks for sharing the pics.

By the way, silver is pretty low cost right now. If you make your own rings, I'd stock up, at least a few ounces of your preferred gauges.


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Posted on Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:13 am
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Very nice work.

If you're like me and really like working with silver you can buy thick silver wire (that is usually cheaper per ounce then thin wire) and get a drawplate to make the gauge you need.

You can even (if you're crazy like me) get a casting setup to make your own wire from scraps Smile

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Posted on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:00 pm
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Thanks guys Smile

The ladies I made these for loved them!

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Posted on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:01 am
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impressive.


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Posted on Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:08 pm
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Really cool! especially the idea to reconnect the ends, but i think that was already said. Smile

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Posted on Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:08 pm
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Thanks guys Smile

MusicMan wrote:
Flutter wrote:
I made two pair like this; one for my mother in law and one for my husband's boss' wife.


Looks like someone is up for a promotion at work! Wink


Funny, my husband did get a raise this year Wink

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