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Build your jewelry making skills with soldering, fabrication, and stone setting. Layer uniquely colored gemstones in unique ways with multiple metals to create a beautifully designed pendant.Finished Size: [insert text]
- 22 gauge sterling sheet; about 2"x3"
- 22 gauge copper sheet; about 1.5"x1"
- 24 gauge 14K gold sheet; about 1"x.5"
- No.7 sterling triangular wire; about 2.5"
- 12 gauge sterling square wire; about 1.75"
- 12 gauge sterling round wire; about 2.5"
- 14 gauge sterling round wire; about 1.5"
- 16 gauge sterling round wire; about 1"
- 20g 14K gold round wire; about 1.25"
- ¼ " x 26 gauge fine sterling sheet for taller bezel; about 5.5"
- 3/16" x 26 gauge sterling bezel wire; about 1.5"
- 1/8" x 26 gauge sterling bezel wire; about 1"
- Solders: Hard sterling sheet and easy wire
- Stones: Chrysocolla free-form cabochon about 1.5"x.5", drusy quartz over hematite freeform about .5"x.5", 6mm round faceted apatite, 4mm round faceted apatite, 10x8mm apatite cabochon
- LAYOUT: pencil, paper, Sharpie, tracing paper, school glue, ruler
- SOLDERING: acetylene tank/torch, fire brick, paste flux, pickle acid, quench pot, pickling pot
- HAND: rawhide mallet, metal hammers, anvil or bench pin, chasing tools, poker, flex shaft or Dremel, assorted burs, Cratex wheels, metal snips, assorted files, pliers, tweezers, bezel burnishers, jeweler's saw with 4/0 blades
- FINISHING: wet/dry sandpaper sheets from 320, 400, 600 and 1500 grits, buffing wheels, Tripoli and Zam polishing compounds, dish soap, soft toothbrush, hard epoxy, clear enamel, small paint brush, acetone, Q-tips
Technique: soldering, fabrication, stone setting
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist January/February 2015
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