Ammonite Earrings

Striking fossil stones are beautifully accented with unique asymmetrical shapes.
Pattern

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Description
Partially set stones onto beautifully textured silver that adds unexpected charm and depth. Accent the shapes with negative space and rustic texture for an elegant look you can apply to a variety of designs.
Details
Required Materials:
  • 1 pair ammonite slabs
  • Textured paper
  • Rubber cement or a glue stick
  • 20 gauge fine silver sheet
  • 22 or 24 gauge sterling silver sheet
  • 16 gauge sterling wire, 1 inch
  • 2 each: sterling earring backs and posts
  • Easy silver solder
  • 330 2-part epoxy (optional)
LAYOUT: Sketchbook and tracing paper, ultra thin Sharpie
HAND: Jeweler's saw , tiny needle files, 2/0 and 6/0 saw blades, #61 or small size drill bit, #55 drill bit, small ball bur, wire snips, calipers, #2 and #4 hand files, micro files or escapement files, center punch, Fretz #412 hammer, curved burnisher
SOLDERING: Compete soldering setup: torch, pickle, quench extra fine pointed tweezers, "burn 'em up" (dispensable) pliers, flux, solder pick, fire brick, copper tongs, fire extinguisher
FINISHING: Liver of sulfur, Lucite-handled brass brush, Dawn detergent, 3M sanding sponges: super fine, micro fine, and ultra fine
OTHER: Rolling mill, flex shaft or Dremel, safety glasses
Technique: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist April 2013

SKU: EP9152

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

File Type: PDF

Format: Pattern