Since I started silversmithing , one recurring issue seemed to keep cropping up from various keyboard warriors: “I can buy something basically the same for 1/4 of the price from TopShop/Asos/*insert highstreet store/internet shop *”. 659 more words
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When we are hunting for design inspirations, students bring all sorts of wonderful things to the studio. Everything from flowers, weeds, leaves and entire branches, birds wings, caterpillars, butterflies, bugs, shells, beetles and precious stones. 497 more words
I fired up the forge and made a pair of blacksmith tongs based out of need.
Then I grabbed some 3/16″ pencil steel (a little bit too thick, I’ll probably go down to 1/8″ or even 1/16″ for the finished product), drew tapers on the end of the rods then got them to a dull glowing red, I then used vise grips to attach the rod to a 3/8″ rod I had clamped in a vise, after it was attached, I wrapped the rod around the other rod (I know, I know, Rodfest 2015) and came up with this. 85 more words