In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that Rio Grande is a great site for jewelry making supplies, including more tools that you could ever imagine. I discovered that Rio Grande also accepts scrap metal and will give either cash (75%) or a credit (85%). So I traded in all of my sterling silver flatware (a must-have when I was married many, many years ago), which had languished unused in a drawer all these years. Woo hoo, I hit the mother lode! $400 credit, which I used to purchase a Swanstrom disc cutter and accessories. Essentially this tool will enable me to make metal circles and "washers", which I can turn into all sorts of interesting creations. Also, it will enable me to make rings, which thus far, I have not been inclined to do using wire.
So this rainy Sunday afternoon, it's just me and my disc cutter. So much fun.
|Silver choker with organic |
soldered silver circles
|African Wedding Beads |
on hand forged silver circles
|Hand forged organic silver circles and disc|
|Sea glass off center focal on soldered circles|
|Aquamarine briolettes in silver circles|
|Hand forged necklace with organic circles, discs and granite beads|
|Aquamarine and peridot briolettes in gold filled circles|
|Silver cubes on circles with freshwater pearls|
|Hand forged organic circles of fine silver|
|Red Chinese crystals and garnets, plus silver circles and various "dangles"|