Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alex remaking her old jewelry

Here's Alex at my workbench. We started by melting down her old gold rings and bracelets, and pulling that metal into round and half-round wire.
With that gold wire, we made some simple ring bands, a cute heart ring, some bangle bracelets, and the big cuff. Alex decided what she wanted to make, an slowly we worked through the projects.
She learned to saw, file, bend, sand and do some basic soldering. Of course, I'm there to help her along the way.
I love doing the one-on-one teaching. the student gets to make what she wants and learn some basic metal smithing techniques.
If you're in Noumea and you want to remake some of your old jewelry, just leave a comment, and we'll get in touch.

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