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Finished! My Second Silver Jewellery Course Project


Here's the finished silver pendant I made as the second project for the silver jewellery evening class course I'm on. The "brief" for want of a better word, was amulets and charms. I didn't really know what an amulet was - I thought it was something you put things in - it's something you wear like a talisman to protect you from danger and bad luck so like a good luck charm really!

I loved the finger shape of an amulet I saw on a Jewish jewellery website so decided to go with that to start with. I also wanted to add texture with skeleton leaves and pierce out a shape as I haven't done any piercing before. I managed to break 3 saw blades piercing out the heart!


I melted some sterling silver to form balls then hammered and stamped them and soldered them above the heart. Then it was a case of filing and sanding, using the triangle file to add the cut in bits at the bottom and making and soldering a jump ring for hanging. I finished off by oxidizing it (of course!)


I'll be honest, the finished pendant is nothing like the original idea and design I drew apart from the shape and the pierced heart! It kind of evolved as I saw the shape and actual size of it as I was making it. The texturing is a bit uneven, the heart is off centre - it's definitely organic and a little bit quaint :D


I was the first one to finish - a couple of people on the course haven't even started their's yet (three weeks into the project!) and are still at the planning stage so for the next few weeks I can play and make what I like :D



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  1. I do love its design so unique and cute as well. Good job!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this useful projects.

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  3. This is beautiful! Well done!

    best wishes, Alex

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  4. Some gorgeous designs, well done x

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  5. Beautiful designs, a great colection xx

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