Monday, February 28, 2011


In Saturday's Metal Smith Class,
I made three rings from sterling silver flat wire, and a pendant from sterling silver sheet. Cutting, filing, shaping, and soldering. After the soldering everything goes into a solution called the pickle and emerges looking like this.
 The next step is polishing and buffing away that whitish haze with this machine.
Then some more polishing and buffing with my Dremel with it's flexible shaft and smaller cleaning and buffing wheels to reach the inside of the rings and the small design areas.

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