Monday, December 17, 2007

My First Attempt At SilverSmithing

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My first attempt at was a huge success! It was a pretty simple project but it was my first time using my saw and blades to cut and shape a piece of sterling silver into the shape I wanted it to be.

My son told me that he wanted to get a gift for his guitar teacher. He had no idea what to get for him. I knew I wanted to break in my new silversmithing tools so I told him that I would make him a guitar pick pendant.

I cut it out, filed the rough and uneven edges and pounded on it a bit with my ball peen hammer to give it a little texture. Then I drilled a hole and attached a jump ring to hang it from the cord. I gave it a good polish and VOILA! A unique gift for any musician or music lover.

I don't play guitar but I love listening to electric guitar so I plan on making myself one soon.

You can purchase this pendant from my Etsy shop


clarelittle said...

Thats very nice and a great idea for a man. Working with metals is very satisfying!

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

Great work, and I think it would be a lovely gift for anyone who enjoys guitar, man or woman :)

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april said...

Keep up the great work! The pick was a great first piece!

Tizzalicious said...

That turned out so great!