Georgia-Inspired Sterling and Star Diopside Project Download

Improve your skills as you create the bow of this antique-inspired pendant.
SKU: EP15455

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A metal bow makes this pendant unique and elegant.

Skills: Sweat and pick soldering, Bending heavy gauge wire


  • Deep oval cabochon, about 18x25mm
  • 5mm fine silver bezel wire
  • Three inches leaf-patterned wire
  • 20-gauge sterling silver sheet, 1x1.25"
  • Scraps of sheet sterling silver in different gauges
  • Medium wire solder
  • One 20-gauge 5mm jump ring
  • One 3mm jump ring
  • 6" strips of soft base metal or copper wire for practice
  • 8 gauge half-round sterling silver wire, 6 inches
  • 12 gauge round wire, four inches
  • Two 12-gauge half-round jump rings with an interior dimension of 5 mm
  • 17 inches sterling silver chain
  • 10mm bead
  • Long 20-22 gauge sterling silver head pin with balled end



    • Ventilation for close-up soldering or double-canister face mask
    • Magnification
    • Safety glasses


    • Painters tape
    • Fine point Sharpie
    • Bench pin
    • Stiff paper and
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Flush cutters
    • Bench scissors
    • Fine tweezers
    • Solder pick
    • Bench block
    • Shasing hammer
    • Hallmark stamps
    • Jeweler's saw and 0/4 blades
    • Bezel burnisher
    • Half-round pliers
    • Two pairs of flat-nose pliers
    • Large round nose pliers
    • Ring file
    • Flat file
    • Ring mandrel
    • Non-marring hammer
    • Square needle file
    • Sandpaper in grits 220 to 1200
    • Brass brush
    • Variable-speed flex shaft with standard handpiece and foot pedal
    • AdvantEdge white silicone polishing points
    • Blue silicone polishing points
    • Wheel with mandrel
    • Cotton twine or a strip of cotton cloth
    • Bench vise with rubber jaws
    • 3, 5, and 5.5 mm mandrels


    • Large "Jumbomax" butane torch
    • Small Blazer torch
    • Prip's flux in spray bottle
    • Fresh Solderite board and old chunks of the material
    • Soldering pick
    • A small brush and a jar of yellow ochre mixed with alcohol into a paste for solder stop
    • Tweezers
    • Soldering tweezers
    • Copper tongs
    • T-pins
    • Prip's flux
    • Pickle and quench


    • Polishing bench or handpiece buff and Zam
    • Thin copper wire
    • Shot-filled tumbler and burnishing compound
    • Toothbrush
    • Hot, soapy water
    • Dental floss

    Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2016

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP15455
Product Type Project Download
File Type PDF
Author/Designer Betsy Lehndorff
Technique Metalsmithing
Project Pendants
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