Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sterling Silver Pendant

I have been playing with stamping into Sterling Silver. I just wish that it wasn't so expensive or I would be doing it all day long. I made a few of these sterling silver pendants for friends with different words stamped on to them.
I learned that you need a special drill bit for your Dremel to make a hole in the silver. LOL!!! I broke many bits until I finally realized I needed to find a bit made for the metal. Not sure why it took me so long to figure it out.
I love how when you stamp you can't get the letters perfectly aligned. It gives it such a nice "not made in China" look.
The ends have been filed down (again a special tool) and all polished to make it shine so pretty. Learning something new is the second greatest joy in my life next to my family.


Melanie said...

Beautiful pendant, Melynda!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Intriguing! I need to know how you got the black coloring in there?! Cool!!!

Melynda Tetpon said...

Black sharpies work perfect. I have worn mine in the shower and everything and the black still stays in the stamped letters. I used liver of sulphur on others but this one is a sharpie.

Rachael said...

So pretty, Melynda!!! You are a creative machine!!!