Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Earrings
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Rings
I have been playing with my new hammer handpiece today to see what textures the attachments make. It is a handpiece that attaches to my Foredom Flexshaft. One thing lead to another and I ended up engraving this vine pattern onto a copper bracelet blank. I am happy with the look of this and am now imagining this on an adjustable ring design I am working on at the moment. More pictures to come :)
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Engraving
I was inspired by Doug Napier's blog last week, http://jewelrymonk.com/2014/06/13/day-13-small-bezels-setting/ I did a flush setting rather than a bezel setting into a piece of square wire and discovered a trick that I have never thought of before. It worked a treat! In a flush setting, the stone sits a little lower in the metal than in a bezel setting. I was a having trouble filing a few scratches around the setting (it is very small!!!) so decided to paint the CZ with nail varnish so I coul...
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Stone Setting
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Inspiration
Here it is!!!! After much trial and error (and lots of frustration thrown into the chemical mix), here is my first successful etched piece. Unfortunately I only have this photo taken with my phone, so the clarity is poor.And after polishing...I am so happy with the final result :)
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Etching
My checkout lady at my local supermarket shared this great tip. Cut a piece of straw and thread it onto your chain, then do up the clasp. This is great for travelling. Pop your chain in a snap lock bag or draw string organza bag and you will never have to worry about knots in your chain again.
Posted by Robyn Anderson. Posted In : Clever ideas