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Sketch
Sketch

Pieces starts out as a sketch...

Layout
Layout

The sketch is then attached to a piece of sheet metal in the material of choice.

Cut out
Cut out

The pieces are freed from the sheet. I use a jewelers saw to carefully cut each piece out by hand.

cutting out inside
cutting out inside

Small holes are drilled to enable a saw blade to cut out the inside detail.

clean up
clean up

Once the pieces are cut out they are cleaned up with small files.

almost finished
almost finished
Finished earrings
Finished earrings

For these earrings a bezel was soldered onto the cut out pieces, the brass was patinated, and stones are set in the bezels.