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          Artisan Metalsmithing Techniques: Layered Pendants

          1h 48min intermediate Resources

          Discover simple techniques that yield stunning results! Create two striking designs as you master essential sawing, soldering and embellishment skills.

          Episode descriptions

          Starting the Tree Pendant
          1. Episode: Starting the Tree Pendant
          19min

          Meet jewelry designer Robyn Cornelius and start your tree pendant project. Robyn shows you how to pierce metal, cut out an intricate image and create a matching backplate. You'll gain confidence and finesse with your saw as you create a beautiful, organic front face.

          Embellishing the Tree Pendant
          2. Episode: Embellishing the Tree Pendant
          12min

          Time to solder your piece together! Find out how to add texture and decorative washers to your backplate and assemble your pendant with spaced rivets.

          Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas
          3. Episode: Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas
          7min

          Patinas are a gorgeous way to add color to any design. Robyn shows you how to build layers of liver of sulfur to create a rainbow of hues and shares tips for protecting your surface from wear and tear. Then, polish and finish your piece.

          Starting the Ripped Pendant
          4. Episode: Starting the Ripped Pendant
          18min

          Get started on an eye-catching ripped tab pendant. Discover how to reticulate silver for the front panel, creating textural ridges and valleys.

          Designing the Front & Backplate
          5. Episode: Designing the Front & Backplate
          9min

          Robyn reveals more tips for precision sawing, using an organic design that's forgiving of mistakes. You'll also set decorative tubing on the back plate.

          Tube Setting & Finishing
          6. Episode: Tube Setting & Finishing
          13min

          Learn how to set a gemstone into the back plate tubing. Robyn shows you how to create a seat and achieve a perfect fit for your precious stone.

          Layered Variations
          7. Episode: Layered Variations
          31min

          Discover inspiring design variations. Robyn walks you through the electroplating process to create gold pieces and demonstrates how to use leftover gold and silver dust to create texture. Finally, learn how to resize stones so they can fit in your pendant.

          About the Teacher

          Robyn Cornelius
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          1. Episode: Starting the Tree Pendant 19min
          2. Episode: Embellishing the Tree Pendant 12min
          3. Episode: Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas 7min
          4. Episode: Starting the Ripped Pendant 18min
          5. Episode: Designing the Front & Backplate 9min
          6. Episode: Tube Setting & Finishing 13min

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