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    Default Busy weekend

    Finally had some time to play this weekend and made a necklace and earrings set from some etched silver and Roman glass.

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    Quite a distinctive look. Not bad for a weekend. What Next? Dennis.

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    Thanks for your comment Dennis, my initial post was a bit short as my phone was running out of charge! I started the earrings and necklace on Friday evening (set myself the challenge of soldering the jump rings which *was* a challenge due to the glass) and succeded with all but one by Saturday afternoon. I then got some more metal etched, including a ring band that I'd already made up but wasn't quite sure what to do with.

    I spent Sunday at a day workshop and made a quick diamond twisted wire ring as part of a set I'm making for my sister for Christmas, polished up the etched ring, filed and shaped the etched ear-cuff (both for me) and made my first prong set piece with a cute bit of lavender coloured glass (mum will be getting that for Christmas).

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    I think the next thing I'll be doing is practicing some more prong settings - I didn't think I liked how they look when I've looked at photos, but realised that cutting the prongs to the *correct* length for the stone is half the battle.

    Deb

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    Yes, tell us a bit more about the etching. Dennis.

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    Yeh as above more info, that etching is very crisp

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    Well, I read a blog by a jeweller who described how she used nail art plates and nail varnish to stamp designs on her silver. So the downside is they're not my free-hand work!
    I used a clear stamper so that i could see where the designs were going so that I could overlap them.

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    I think I will have to investigate that

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    Here's the blog that inspired me https://cinnamonjewellery.blogspot.c...tamps.html?m=1

    And I got my nail art plates from MoYou.co.uk - they have a useful video about how to transfer the designs to nails and the technique is the same for silver.

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