Friday, January 11, 2013

Forged Part 2

I also received some tools and gift certificates for metalsmithing for Christmas (I know, I am super lucky!).

Once my new hammers, blocks and firing materials arrived, I was able to experiment a bit more from my home shop.

It has been incredibly satisfying and fun. I made a men's bracelet and a small woman's cuff. I decided to leave these open rather than solder them closed.

On the woman's cuff, I hammered the ends until they were flared and I rounded the edges.I squared off the top.

On the men's bracelet, I left it more round and I added a suede accent:

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