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[Orchid Blogs] New necklace and bracelet set

Just this morning, 10-2-08 finished a necklace and bracelet set I
have been working on for 3 weeks. I made it out of Argentium
Sterling Silver and 18 Karat Gold set with Sapphire cabachons. I
bought the cabs from Tim Roark out of Atalanta, GA.

The past few months I have been working with the spiculum shapes
which are tapered hollow tubes I make out of 22 gauge sheet silver.
I start bending the tubes by using my Bonny Doon press which is my
favorite tool. I push the cut out sheet into urethane then finish
the tubes with a hammer to join the seems…

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The Bracelet and necklace look great. I am just working with my
husband to make a swage block to try my hand at the spiculum myself.
Inspired by the article in the Art Jewelery Magazine.

Karen Bahr - Karen’s Artworx
Calgary, Alberta, Canada