Friday, May 23, 2008


Have an idea to take this little emblem created, sanded and polished for a central bead, and make an etched brass backing and copper setting for it.

To learn to make a bezel, and use the torch to solder copper settings.

And to fuse silver links with the torch.

Also have some created pieces needing sanding and polishing to be all finished. Apparently that step is not a favorite, that aspect does seem to have pieces stacking up a bit. But it makes such a difference to the sheen and patina, it is definitely worth it.

So, the order of the day must be to finish those first, and then the reward will be to work with the torch and the new firebrick.

Sometimes incentives are important, like dessert for finishing a meal. Keeping that in mind, off to the sanding bench.

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