Silver and Copper Link Necklace

Mix metals for a striking look with this lovely necklace design

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Craft this elegant necklace design by mixing metals and playing with circular shapes. Advance your soldering skills as you expertly form this one-of-a-kind chain that is half copper, half silver. Put your skills on display with this elegantly crafted design. Once you master the technique, discover other stylish applications.

Required Materials:

10 gauge sterling silver round wire
12 gauge sterling silver round wire
14 gauge sterling silver round wire
16 gauge sterling silver round wire
10 gauge copper round wire
12 gauge copper round wire
14 gauge copper round wire
16 gauge copper round wire
Flux (I use My-T-Flux)
Easy solder
LAYOUT: 8 ½" X 11" white paper, doublestick tape, Magic Marker
HAND: Wire cutters, half-round forming pliers, half stock and wire shaping pliers, chasing hammer, chasing punch, small centerpunch, jeweler’s sawframe and blade, jump ringer pliers

SOLDERING: Torch, pickle pot, honeycomb fire brick or white fire brick, old broken drill bits FINISHING: Sandpaper (various grits), 000 steel wool, needle files, 3M bristle radial discs, flex shaft, #54 drill bit
Technique: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2012

SKU: EP6436

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judy Helfrich

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Format: eProject