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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

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Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Metalsmithing

It was so fun using different metals together. I've only ever used silver. The copper and brass compliment each other nicely.

It was fun to experiment with different textures too. One layer has a brushed sunburst finish and the other has a hammered finish.

10 comments:

Samantha said...

Cool. I really want to get into metalsmithing. I have put a lot of money into stamping metals, but have yet to create my own designs (other than stamping the words on!)

you can see, if you care, at nestinbloom.com

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

It's always fun to try new things! And even better when you find out how much you like the new technique :)

Karen Casey-Smith said...

How cool! Those look great! I'm glad you had so much fun. :)

SendingLoveGallery said...

wow! beautiful! and a great photo of your work, too

Designs by Marie Julie said...

How nice that looks. Good luck with your future metalsmithing. Looks like you will do great.

TiLT said...

those look great!

Splendid Little Stars said...

excellent!

TheBrassHussy said...

love the metals and textures!

Made By Tammy said...

Very Cool! I've always wanted to take a class and now I can see why!

Sherry'sPaperie said...

I love the copper items!!