Tigereye Collar

Create this dramatic and artistic costume collar by combining lapidary and metalmithing skills with unique leather work.

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Fashion your own dramatic costume collar with these detailed project directions. Advance your lapidary, metalmithing, soldering and leatherworking skills as you fashion this dramatic showpiece design. Have creative artistic license with this project that has fantastic themes with dramatic end results.

Required Material:
    • Tigereye rough, slab, or precut cabochons
    • 20 gauge sterling sheet
    • 16 gauge sterling wire
    • 4 gauge sterling half round wire
    • 6mm sterling saucer beads
    • 7mm sterling rondel beads
    • 24 gauge fine silver sheet
    • Bone hairpipe beads
    • 8mm black onyx beads Tigereye beads
    • 6 gauge sterling round wire
    • 6 gauge sterling halfround wire
    • 12 gauge sterling wire
    • Sterling tubing with 1.9mm inside diameter
    • Thick latigo (leather)
    • Leather dye
    • Buckskin hide
    • 80 lb. braided saltwater
    • fishing line
    • Rivets
    • Super glue
    • Torch setup
    • Lapidary saw and grinding unit
    • Pen, heavy ruler, razor knife, ruler, marking pen, painter's tape
    • Anvil, wire cutters, file set, jeweler's saw, wing dividers, parallel action pliers, dapping block, mechanical pencil lead,
    • spring clamps, rivet setter
    • Flex shaft, hammer
    • handpiece, carbide cutters, drill press, leather punch, standard drill bit kit
    • Blue radial bristle brushes; patina, 14,000 mesh diamond powder
Technique: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Sept/Oct 2012

SKU: EP6435

Author/Speaker/Editor: Roger Halas

Format: eProject

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