Phoenix Barrette

Advance your skills with this piece featuring metal fabrication, stone setting. Lapidary and casting!
SKU: EP10075

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Build your metal fabrication skills with this modern nod to reincarnation of the firebird. Explore tips for hand carving your own stone to add a pop of color and dimensional texture. Then, expertly place rubies and other colors for an aesthetically artistic finished product.

Required Materials:
  • sterling sheet
  • brass sheet
  • Faceted stones, preferably red and orange
  • Beeswax
  • brass rod
  • French barrette mechanism
  • Clear tape
  • 56 round-head machine screws and bolts

Tools: >
  • LAYOUT: marking pen, ruler
  • HAND: crescent-shaped stamp, jeweler's saw, anvil
  • CASTING: jewelry casting investment, steel binding wire, ingot mold, melting crucible, wax pen setup
  • SOLDERING: torch setup, soldering clamps
  • SETTING AND FINISHING: flex shaft, cutting burs, bezel pusher, file set, 400 and 600 grit sandpaper, 400 grit radial bristle brush, drill bit set
  • CARVING: Lasco diamond carving heads, diamond pastes, wood dowel
Technique: Metal fabrication, Stone setting, Lapidary, Casting
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist July 2014
Additional Info
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SKU EP10075
Author/Speaker/Editor Roger Halas
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