I'm getting towards the end of my first term of silversmithing and I haven't had much to show! Piercing out shapes is quite quick, soldering is quite quick, but filing, sanding and polishing is not!
This is the second piece I've made. I hammered a sheet of 1mm silver with the round end of a hammer to create a nice texture, then I pierced out a cloud shape. I'm afraid my photos aren't great. The top one shows the colours well, but the second one shows the texture which I just couldn't capture before.
Nor did I think to take a photo of the back! I've soldered a little arch on the back, the chain is threaded through the arch. I drilled 3 holes at the bottom. I then made my own headpins by heating the end of a piece of wire in a torch flame until it balled up. I added a crystal and and wrap-looped them onto the cloud.
I am VERY proud of this piece and I'm pleased to say that I've had quite a few compliments whilst wearing it!
I'm currently working on a bracelet and hope to have that finished to show you soon. I've signed up for the next term which begins in April.