All metals welcome and sterling is appreciated as an alternative metal
Using the bead that I made and posted in blog last week I fashioned a copper chain and clasp necklace to go with the bead. Very organic looking, it took almost a month to fabricate entirely. One of my better designs.
I read a technique in "Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist" on making large beads. In this technique, the artist starts with a slap of some material. I chose for my first a slab of agate with a layered pattern in it. From the slab, I cut four rectangular solids which were combined to make one large rectangular solid with a channel through the middle (square in shape). Using my lapidary (8" diamond wheels) flat lap I rounded the rectangular solid into a cylinder. Now comes the copper part. …Continue
Added by John Atwell Rasmussen on January 18, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments