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From Wax Carving to Cast Ring, The Process.

From Wax Carving to Cast Ring, The Process.

From carving the wax to casting, this is the process I use. I use hand tools to carve the wax and to clean it up after it is cast. I enjoy the slow process. The care and attention to detail. It may be slow but it's a joy I look forward to daily. Truly satisfying to create from raw scrap to a beautiful finished piece.

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Copper Tree Custom Order Wall Art

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Copper Tree Custom Order Wall Art

This project started with a wedding invitation, the client wanted something similar made using it for design inspiration. It had a tree on it and the leaves were fleur de lis shapes. I also was given a jade carved serving tray that she wanted used for the back ground. So with this in mind I went to work. I drew out the design, sharing it back and forth with the client, working thru some modifications. We finally settled on a design and I went to work. Once I had the tree cut out, I started hammering the texture. I used a...

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Cutting Corners In Hand Piercing Metal Jewelry

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Cutting Corners In Hand Piercing Metal Jewelry

Cutting corners is one of the hardest things I learned when doing any kind of piercing in metal. I have my own way of doing it. I hope this explanation helps someone else. I love sharing knowledge and will gladly help if I can. Feel free to ask any questions you might have!

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Hand Piercing Metal Earrings

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Hand Piercing Metal Earrings

Handmade may not be fast but it's because of the time and attention to detail we put into every single process to create a beautifully crafted item. Worth the wait. Quality over fast fashion. I'm for handmade and slow fashion because how it's made matters.

See a peek into just a little of the work that goes into hand piercing metal for jewelry. In this case earrings will be made out of the final cut pieces.

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How I Make Copper Candy Canes

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How I Make Copper Candy Canes

How I make copper candy canes. Tools used: Anvil, large ball peen hammer chisel file ruler vise bending jig 6 gauge copper wire 6 inches long.   These are available for purchase in the online shop. Can be personalized with a name.  

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