New Pinolith and Sterling Belt Buckle Jewelry Making Project

Any jewelry design can utilize the fabrication process in the following project.

SKU: EP13782

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Details
Details

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.

Required Materials:

  • 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

Tools:
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

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP13782
Product Type Project Download
Author/Designer John Heusler
File Type PDF
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