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Something pretty similar to this... only way longer. It's a byzantine necklace made from 935 silver wire and a 925 silver clasp. It's 50 cm long (plus clasp) and it took forever to make it. My brother wanted one as Yule-present to wear his silver hammer of thor pendant and he was so happy when he got it. He really liked it :aww: So it was worth all the pain in my fingers (from sawing) :P
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Dec 23, 2008, 5:22:36 PM
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vini-vStudent Artisan Crafter
i've made on myself couple of months ago , bracelets are pretty common bu necklaces like this not :)
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
Well, then you know how much work it is :aww: Actually necklaces are common, but the factory-made ones don't stay round - they make them in a way so they are not round anymore: [link]
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vini-vStudent Artisan Crafter
offcourse i only study jewellry art since september 1 2010 but i spend a hell of a time on this necklace ! the solding wasn't bad , but the making of the rings and sawing them djeez , indeed pain in the fingers LOL :D
but now i think i'm gonna make some more with different type of ring settings , like the so called persian and half persian weaves or how they call it ...
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This is lovely. I learned how to do this a while ago but didn't really keep it up. Maybe I should look back into it, since apparently the results can be quite beautiful. =D
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :aww: And yes, you should look back into it, because even though it's a lot of work it's totally worth it :D
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Kann mir vorstellen das du daran ewig gesessen hast. Echt gut!
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
Danke :aww: Und ja, es wirklich eine Weile gedauert die zu machen.
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Very nice! You're work is awesome.
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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No Problem :D
Moongara's avatar
I love this necklace. It looks really beautiful and really sturdy. It must have been hours and hours worth of work. I remember making jump rings for my beginners jewelry class. Miserable, unpleasant business...sawing bites and saw blades break (I finally gave up and bought 2 dozen more blades, even that wasn't enough to repel Murphy) And then there was soldering the rings together. Is this soldered or just compressed into submission?
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the nice comment :) It took more than 20 hours to make.. The rings are not soldered, because I don't have the equipment. But the since the rings are sawn, they do close good enough to make a strong necklace :aww:
Moongara's avatar
Please tell my jewelry teacher that. Soldering rings could be used as a form of torture. Have to ask, how many saw blades did you go through sawing all those rings?
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
I used the same blade for all the rings (about 620 rings) and it's sill good - the blade I mean.. but I've broken a few before - they're so fragile ^^;
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Wow. I think I broke three on my first set of silver rings, but I suppose that's because I am a beginner. Though I saw my professor who is a professional jewelry maker break a few too. The blades are so very fragile. I think that's why they come in packs of a dozen.
Did you have some sort of special tool for making all those rings? We used pliers but we were only making 5 rings at a time.
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cats-aint-waterproofHobbyist General Artist
I use a metal rod to wrap the wire around. Then I remove the wire from the metal rod and saw the rings open.
The first time I worked with metal (it was copper) I broke about 5 blades that day..
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Ah cool. My professor told us about those.
I always found copper more cooperative than silver, but much harder to cut.
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