Cast Pewter Necklace

Learn a technique for casting that yields stylish end results.

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Casting goes high-tech with these project instructions that use CAD software to map out the design. With detailed directions for every step, learn how easy it is to create stylish cast jewelry. Plus with riveting, stone setting, and other finishing techniques highlighted, this is the ultimate project for advancing your jewelry making technique.
Required Materials: Mat board 18x24 inches, available at craft or framing stores Glue stick Two 4x4 inch squares of pine board Pewter alloy for casting, available from jewelry supply stores Sterling silver wire for jump rings Sterling silver tubing Sterling silver chain Sterling silver toggle clasp Tools HAND: Bench pin, black Sharpie, brass brush, jeweler's saw with 0/0 blades, tube cutting jig, new jeweler's file, X-Acto knife, 220 grit sandpaper, clean burnishing tool, 30, 15, and 5 micron polishing paper, clean center punch, chasing hammer, bench block, new 3mm drill bit, 15mm mandrel CASTING: 6 inch cast iron skillet, electric hot plate with sealed burner, silicon sleeve for skillet handle, heat-proof glove EQUIPMENT: Equipment: Flexshaft or drill OTHER: Large carpenter's clamp, shallow Pyrex baking dish
Technique: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist July 2013

SKU: EP9175

Author/Speaker/Editor: Betsy Lehndorff

File Type: PDF

Format: eProject