More tricks up my sleeve
As a result of the metalsmithing classes that I took recently one technique that I really found intriguing was hand stamping and hammering. I purchased a few unique stamps which are 3 1/4″ tall steel tools that I then hammer into the sterling silver leaving behind a gorgeous and unique design. In the piece shown above I used letter stamps and a ball hammer.
On this piece I used a pansy stamp and on the backside I stamped initials of, in this case, grandchildren.
Another version with a daisy stamp.
I do plan on listing them in my shop but am presently out of supplies. Hopefully within the week.
Each pendant has a hammered border, they are oxidized and then polished for visual texture and are tumbled (in a rock tumbler with steel shot) to make them extra smooth and shiny.
The possibilities are endless as I’m experimenting with both earrings and toe rings!