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If you've always wondered about how jewelry is made and fine craft is done, this is the blog for you! Our intent is to show you the step-by-step of creating jewelry from a silver-smith's and lampworker's point of view. We'll throw in some other interesting craft-work too. Consider this a "tutorial-light" blog in a way. You'll get to see the creative process from start to finish. Sometimes it may take a while to get to the finish, so please be patient! We often have to wait for the muse to strike--sometimes in the middle of a different project!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Latest: Side Weave Mesh Bracelet -- The beginning

The bracelet I am making was originally created by Victoria Lansford.  I am following the directions in her book "All Chained Up". 

First of all, I have to make a bazillion fused fine silver loop...this is just a small pile of what I needed.

I can't tell you how many I blobbed up with the torch!  oh well :)

The next step is to form them all into links--hopefully they are all uniform!  So, when I was satisfied with that, I get to begin making the chain.

I am very happy with how this is progressing!  The links are going together pretty well.  I really have to tweak them so they are perfect (well, as perfect as I can get them since I'm not a machine!).    Once I get all the links done, I will begin to work on the clasp. 

So, stay tuned for the next blog that will show you the stone I've picked and the setting for it.   Of course, when it is all finished, I will show you that too!  So far I am loving it!

1 comment:

  1. That is amazing Stacey! I never would have guessed that was how you did the bracelet. It's immaculate and absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the finished piece BTW!