Tuesday, June 8, 2010
How did you make that?
Drum roll ... and my answer is ...
When I create jewelry using sterling silver sheet I usually will either sketch out a rough design or create a design in Illustrator. For the flower I drew a rough outline of the shape and size wanted and placed a circle in the middle of the design where I thought the little round beads should go.
The next step was to create the little balls for the center of the flower. Since I wirewrap all of my dichroic pendants in sterling silver I had a lot of leftover pieces of round silver wire. Using my torch I heated the recycled pieces of silver wire until they formed little round balls. Then I soldered the balls in the center of the flower.
To give the pendant some depth, I concaved the flower a little before soldering on the hidden bail in the back.
Okay, now it's my turn to ask a question. If you had asked the question, would this have answered it?