Ammonite Earrings

Striking fossil stones are beautifully accented with unique asymmetrical shapes.

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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.
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