Friday, October 2, 2009
YOU CAN MAKE JEWELLERY
By following some steps you will be ablo to make Jewellery. you may earn proffit or make it for your own fun. These above steps let you know how to do so.
Cut a strip of silver slightly wider then the thickness of the turquoise and long enough to wrap around the diameter of the gemstone, and carefully cut it so as the 2 ends meet tightly around the gemstone.
Take your solder and place a small amount of flux on the two joins, heat the silver strip till red, apply the solder carefully, and it’s joined. If you haven’t done any soldering before try a few practice runs first, you will be able to use that silver later on.
Take your sterling silver band and place it on a flat piece of silver plate, check that the turquoise still fits, then as in step 2 apply flux and solder the band to the plate.
Remove the excess silver with your tin snips and sand off any rough edges.
Decide on a shape for your bail and cut it out of silver accordingly, bend into shape .now solder that to the pendant ,and while hot dip the whole pendant into a small jar of acid ,rinse in a jar of clear water and dry.
Place your turquoise into you silver and carefully trim away any surplus silver. Once your happy with the fit you can sand the silver again with fine grade emery paper, give a small amount of epoxy to the inside of the pendant and insert the turquoise stone .Now take a spoon and using the back work it around the pendant to give a snug fit with the silver and allow to dry.
Using your flexi grinder insert a polishing cloth disc, add some silver polish and buff the silver to the required finish. The principles above are applied to all silver work; no it’s up to the imagination of the jewelry designer and skillfulness of the jeweler.