Small handmade beads and large seed beads give this necklace a fun pop of color without being heavy. $70.00.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
I found this tray with these flowers embossed on it so I cut them out and set them with raised rivets onto recycled roofing copper. The backs of all pendants have been powder coated. These have little felt pads that slip between the layers so you can defuse your favorite oil.
That’s a reflection on the back of this not missing powdercoating.
I’ve had some trouble posting to my blog so I reverted to Instagram but I’m back and hope to catch up with the past year.
I took a Richard Salley class in September and made this poison ring. I’ll be headed to Tucson at the end of the month for another of his classes and I can’t wait.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Here’s what my finished product looked like.
5/8” length of 5/8” copper pipe for each sifter
1 foot of 16 gauge wire for each sifter
Quick set epoxy
Cut your pipe how ever tall you would like your sifter mine are 5/8” tall.
Cut your wire 12 inches long and fold it in half.
Place the two cut ends into your drill chuck and tighten. Place a long piece of your piper something slightly smaller into the wire loop as shown then carefully use the drill to twist the wire. You can over twist so go slow.
Once twisted, release the wire from the chuck and with the ring mandrel round up the section that goes around the pipe, make the loop measures a ring size of 5.25. Hammer larger if necessary or tighten up the loop by twisting the handle with a pair of pliers to make it smaller.
I soldered my handles on but I would just epoxy them on next time since they aren't gong to take any heat. So epoxy your handle on to the pipe.
Once the handle epoxy has cured epoxy the screen to the bottom of the sifter. When this has dried cut away any overhanging screen from the edges of the sifter.
Using your pliers curl the end of the sifter handle, I think this makes them easier to hang on to.
My sifter is much smaller than the large version I already owned but just as effective. You could make larger sifters if you can find larger pipe screens.