Today’s piece is a copper and sterling silver charm bracelet. I actually started it yesterday and finished this morning because I had an afternoon commitment today. The copper links are soldered together and the charms are hung with soldered jump rings. For design continuity, the clasp is a simple sterling silver hook attached to one of the copper rings. Finally, the charms were scraps salvaged from my previous projects; they just needed sanding, drilling, and hanging.
This charm bracelet was truly a milestone for me. Soldering has always been a hit or miss proposition, especially after I moved from a plumber’s torch to a “real” jeweler’s torch. When it worked, it was a nice surprise. Finally this week I fixed a lot of mistaken process and pushed my success rate to about 95%... YAY!!! In case it helps someone else, here is what I did:
Check my March 1 post for details about the giveaway, and how you can enter.
Sue Lacy Wired
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