... make a necklace of overlapping silver domed disks. One that
will not show from the front any chains or wires.... How is this
Here’s one way:
Each disc has a short “peg” soldered near the edge on the concave
side. A hole is drilled near the opposite edge of the disc, but at
about 11:00 o’clock, considering the peg to be located at 6:00
o’clock. The peg goes through the hole and the end is heated until it
is balled up fairly close to the disc (this would be on the concave
side). If your torch control is not very good, an alternative would
be to simply form the peg into a loop against the disc. You want the
connection to rotate without binding, with each disc securely
Continue assembling the discs until you have the desired length. The
final peg is made longer so that it can be shaped into a hook, which
is inserted through a slightly larger hole in the disc at the other
end of the necklace.
Obviously, there are variables to be considered that relate to the
size of the discs, the length of the finished necklace, the degree of
the doming, etc. You have to decide how much overlap you want so that
you can place the pegs and holes properly. Avoid severely domed discs
as the resulting necklace would be stiff, and you want a smoothly
articulated piece. Longer lengths mean that the hole should be
closer to 12:00 o’clock.
Of course, if you see such a necklace you can examine it and see how
it is connected. I’ll be curious to see how others approach this.
Judy in Kansas, who has started canning - 6 qts of tomatoes for hot
soups this winter!