One of my leaf bracelets
I softened the copper with the torch, and textured it with a hammer. Then I ran it through the rolling mill with the leaves. Next I sawed around the leaves, and filed smooth the edges. Finally, I drilled the holes on the sides, and formed it to the proper shape.
When I got it home from the metal-smithing workshop I chose some lovely blue glass beads and braided the little strands all together.
The pendant is created with bluestone, silver, copper and nickel silver.
First, I textured the copper by hammering and folding it. Then I cut out each oval and filed them smooth. Next, I soldered all the pieces together. After soldering, I added the letters and used liver of sulphur to patina the metals. Finally, I slipped the bluestone cabachon into place, and burnished the setting.
When I got the pendant home I was delighted to discover I already had some lovely bluestone rounds to match the cab.
I created some bluestone links, found some fabulous chain and beaded it up. I'm very pleased with the end result.