Easy Concho Bear Pendant
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Create this contemporary Southwestern pendant inspired by traditional Native American Jewelry. This piece expresses the beauty of endless miles of canyons, plains, and desert from the Southwest.
- Wampum quahog shell Zuni bear
- 20 gauge sterling sheet
- 14 gauge round sterling wire; 2.5 inches
- Medium and easy solder
Layout: Sketch or graph paper, fine tipped Sharpie, scissors
Fabrication: Variety of Native American metal stamping tools, jeweler's saw, #3/0 sawblades, Burlife lubricant, steel bench block, planishing or chasing hammer, brass or heavy mallet, triangle needle file, bail making pliers (Wubbers), #2 and #4 hand files, center punch, large wooden - not metal - dapping block and punches, curved metal burnisher, magnification (CraftOptics)
Soldering: Soldering surface, fire brick, flux, flux brush, torch, pickle, copper tongs, quench water, solder pick, small crumbles of charcoal block
Finishing: Flex shaft or Dremel, #51 drill bit, 15 and 9-micron 3M finishing film, extra fine 3M sanding sponges, brass brush, Dawn detergent
Technique: Soldering, Sawing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, March 2015
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