Club Creative Studio has been a busy place. I have had a great time working with my mixed metal recently. Discovering how and what I want to create by meshing layered metals in a cold connection (rivet technique) is a fun challenge. Of course, I wish to also incorporate my hand-made beads as well.
I have been working with 24-guage sheet metals. I have found that to be the most beloved thickness to design and make my jewelry with. My studio is quite noisy when I decide to texture my metal pieces because I am hammering and pounding. I have a new textured hammer that is double-sided and has interchangeable ends for making interesting designs. And I also use my chasing hammer as a multi-purpose hammer for smoothing and doming, shaping and riveting. The ball-peen hammer is my main punching tool and I love the surface texture I can pound using this type hammer.
Recently to incorporate my hand-rolled clay beads, I create a pendant using mixed metals and a cold connection, then add Club Creative Studio one-of-a-kind beads to the art. What a great combination. To see more, be sure to check on the Facebook page and online. I will be adding sneak peek photographs and items available for in those particular venues.
I will be taking photos of my metal working tools at some point and use them as a blog topic. Would that be of interest to you? Let me know what other tools of my trade you would like to learn more about. Be creative every day!
- How to make your own texturing hammer from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry (craftside.typepad.com)