So here are a couple of things I've been working on. This a riveted ring with stamped paw prints. Here it has been stamped and the holes for riveting have been made, and that is the rivet there on the left that I'm going to use.
Here it has been riveted and shaped on the mandrel.
The patina has been added to the paw prints in this picture, and it's back on the mandrel for a few more taps for shaping.
A little polishing and now it's ready to go!
All of these little charms are going to get their own bracelets in the very near future. First, they will go for a spin in the tumbler.
This little guy is also on my workbench. It's a tiny clay doxy. He's kind of an experiment right now....My ultimate plan for him is to embed him in resin, then set him in silver. Probabaly for a pendant. He is made of clay (by me), and air-dried. Then he underwent some sanding and filing to refine the shape. He was surprisingly strong during that process. He is now ready to be painted so that he really looks like a dachshund. I'll keep you updated on how he comes along.....
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