Prototype: 22 gauge copper, 6" x 1 5/8"
Finished: 20 gauge sterling silver sheet, 6" x 2"
CHASING AND REPOUSSÉ: Pitch pot, medium green chaser’s
pitch plus loose pieces, basic curved and straight liner tools,
planishing tools, chasing hammers (light, medium and
heavy weight), heat gun, cooking spray, long nose pliers,
mineral oil, denatured alcohol, paper towel
ANNEALING: Torch, tips, Prips flux, white fire brick, quench,
pickle, neutralizer (baking soda), rinse LAYOUT: Ruler, pencil, tracing paper, graphite paper, blue painters tape, ballpoint pen
HAND: Scribe, large sand bag, small urethane dead blow
hammer, 5 and 7mm Fretz embossing hammer, jeweler’s
saw, saw blades, beeswax, 6" file, jeweler’s files, sandpaper, Bonny Doon urethane forming hammer
POLISHING AND FINISHING: Flex shaft, assorted 3M bristle
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2012