The project consists of 3 layers riveted together. A top plate of sterling silver roller printed and sawn and pierced, a centre plate of copper with a green patina and a back plate of polished sterling silver. The bail is 14 gauge sterling silver wire, balled and forged (image 1).
Before beginning, all three plates will need to be flat and must lay on top of each other without gaps (image 2) and finished to the desired effect. Adhere the design onto the top plate (image 3).
Step 1: Sawing and Piercing the Interior Bits
To learn more about:
"Drilling holes" page 52 in the October issue.
"Jewellers Handsaw" on page 62 in the September, 2012 issue.
"Sawing & Piercing Basics" on page 56 in the October issue.
Read the tutorials available for free in Creating Linus Jewellery online magazine at www.creatinglinus.com
Step 2: File and Emery
Step 3: Riveting
Step 4: Sawing and Finishing the Exterior Bits
Learn more about The "Split Mandrel" on page 90 in the October issue.
Step 5: The Bail
The bail is created out of 14 gauge wire by balling up one end (image 19) and forging the other flat (image 20). File, emery and polish both ends. Drill a hole large enough to thread the forged end through, use fingers and wood doweling to curl the wire (image 21)
If you are a beginner you might want to read the following tutorials available for free in Creating Linus Jewellery online magazine at www.creatinglinus.com
- Designing for sawing and piercing turn to page 56 in the October, 2012 issue.
- Patination turn to page 88 in the September, 2012 issue and page 56 in the July, 2012 issue.
- Roller printing turn to page 50 in the July, 2012 issue.
- Hammer texturing turn to page 84 in the September issue.
- Straightening a piece of metal turn to page 48 in the September issue.