New Pinolith and Sterling Belt Buckle
Any jewelry design can utilize the fabrication process in the following project.
This product will be accessible from My Downloadable Products located in My Account after purchase.
For this particular piece, the stones are cut and fabricated to create a belt buckle, but you can make a bolo tie, buckle, pendant, or anything else you like - it is important to remember that any jewelry design can utilize the fabrication process in the following project, if you use your imagination to create your own masterwork.
- Rough or slab of pinolith, coral, variscite, dinosaur bone, sugilite, Persian turquoise, or your choice of combinations of gems
- Hughes and Associates 330 Epoxy®
- Gemstone templates (slabstocabs.com)
- Colorado Horsehair® belt available from me or any other fine tack shop
- Hard solder (and medium if you are not brave enough to work only with hard)
- 16 gauge sterling silver sheet; 3.5" x 5"
- 2x2 mm sterling square wire, 14 gauge x 0.125"; 16 to 20 inches
- 26 gauge bezel wire 0.125"; 3 inches
- 12 gauge round wire; 3 inches
- 14 gauge round wire; 4 inches
- 14 gauge flat wire x 5 or 6 mm (your choice) for belt hinge
HAND AND FABRICATION: General bench tools, chasing tools or hammer handpiece with stipple tip and chasing tip
SOLDERING: Torch setup and torch
EQUIPMENT: Rolling mill or access to one with square wire mill, Diamond Pacific Genie® lapidary unit or equivalent, Gryphette® Grinder with fine grit spindle
Technique: Advanced fabrication, lapidary, and stone inlay
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2015
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