as simple as can be, no articulations or soldering required. I just
can't seem to get them as flat and symetrical as I'd like.When I
lay them out they wobble because of the imperfections. A friend
told me that I should chalk it up to "style" but in all truth it
seems to me that these irregularities come across as amateurish and
low quality. Any suggestions or clues on how to get things more
regular and less bent-by-a-chimp looking would be greatly
Practice, my friend.
My first job out of college was for a hellishly picky goldsmith who
made a production line of high-end forged gold earrings and
bracelets. I worked for 3 months before touching gold. Classes,
books, and videos only go so far before practice takes you where you
want to go.
Taking notes on wire gauge, length, material used, etc. plus a small
collection of your pieces in their major stages might help you
achieve more consistency.
Tiny forming inconsistencies like holding pliers or hammers at a
slightly different angle can account for most weird results. Bent or
dented tools can make things out of whack, too. I figure I am making a
pretty well matched batch of things when very specific muscles hurt.
The more you sell, the more you make. The more you make, the better
they look, the more you will sell, then all of a sudden you’ll be an
international celebrity and it’s all because of my great advice. Ha.
Ok very tired bench jeweler
PS Abovementioned picky goldsmith, don’t take that the wrong way.
Best education I ever got.