HANDMADE JEWELRY | ONE-OF-A-KIND + CUSTOM
Still catching up after our site change, so some of you may have seen this already on Instagram.
These handmade sterling crosses were part of a sample I just sent to Texas for consideration in a church gift shop. I’ve riveted the pieces together using sterling wire, although I’ve used copper rivets in some earlier models. I hung one on a sterling chain and the other on a suede cord, knotted with a sliding artisan sterling ring to make the length slightly adjustable.
While I often use these two basic hammering patterns (each using a different hammer) because they’re my favorites, I’m hoping to try other techniques if I have an opportunity to make more. I’m also experimenting with different types of handmade bails. But I’m trying to get away from the hole punch/jump ring method of hanging such items, since I have a modest soldering station set up, finally.
As always, comments are welcome.