"When I started meddling with jewelry, I thought: paste solder, how cool is that... After a year or so messing I gave it a try to wire and sheet to never look back. One field I found paste useful is soldering chainlinks. I have no idea why , but…"
"It seems to me that you managed to come up with a new solution ( well, actually two). That notching and welding seems like a nice one. Thank you for posting the question! On my part I learned a lot. I only tried something similar once, that time I…"
A group where you can post your bench problems and issues for discussion and comment.It's open and can be used to ask technical questions or post solutions, tips or ideas which you think might be of use to other members.See More
I would have loved to make those pieces, but they are the products of the apparently inexhaustible fantasy of Thomasin Durgin. I am sorry if that was not sufficiently apparent.
Your pieces are very strong, I like them very much!
"I am growing old and loosing my sense of humor. It is probably because the ground under my feet is getting hotter every day - (well, maybe this does not go through in English). Good that there are young people ( even if their number of years are…"
"Thanks for the info! I was not aware of this, just as I have had no idea about the amount of funding for alternative energy. I was under the impression that the USA is lagging in the development of these resources and technology because some other…"
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Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.
The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?
We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!