January 12, 2014
Scrap metal is a natural product of jewelry making, and it's easy to accumulate a lot of it. But it's also fairly easy to recycle clean scrap into small pendants. Here are some little blobs of sterling silver I melted:
and after hammering them flat, rolling them in my mill, stamping, texturing, soldering on fancy wire, finishing etc. they became two of the smaller pendants here:
Most of these are also stamped on the reverse side, and can be customized. I love how thick these are, and the distressed finish. The 14k gold love charm is one of my favorites, available here, just in time for Valentines day. The Constellation Necklace is something I've been thinking about for a while, since this custom order because I loved the distressed finish I got with etching, and when I made these stamped pieces, I wanted to try to reproduce that look, so I used some of my hammers and punches to distress the pendants. The little loops at the top (rather than drilled holes) were added because I wanted to make sure I was able to use the whole disc for stamping, and not interfere with the design.
So those are my new items so far this year. Let me know what you think!
January 13, 2019
I loved your blog. I especially like the before and after images of melted silver processed into necklaces. Thanks for sharing. Any tips on melting would be appreciated.
Hi again…would love to get the sterling silver “Love” necklace only would like the loop to be like the gold one. Would like to have a little heart on the back also. Please let me know how to order this…thank you …Gia
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