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MakkyBrown

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Chrysoprase Earings
« on: December 11, 2021, 05:49:15 PM »
Chrysoprase Earings I just made for a birthday present :)I didn't make the settings but will soon be doing my own silver works.
This material was given to me by 'Orange Pirate' sometime ago. Took me awhile but I found a few gemmie bits :)I was a bit lazy and the photo is from my phone.
CheersMB

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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2021, 05:29:07 AM »
Great color.
Steve

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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2021, 08:16:50 AM »
Hi Makky


Noticed your comment regarding making your own jewellery.  Most lapidary clubs run classes or have sessions dedicated to jewellery making.  They should get you started.


So ham Harrison has a number of good YouTube videos on different techniques.  Diamond Mounter is another.  Many videos use/promote bad practices, watch with a grain of salt, particularly those that apply solder like a welding stick, or cut jump rings with snips.
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 01:07:48 PM »
Hi Makky


Noticed your comment regarding making your own jewellery.  Most lapidary clubs run classes or have sessions dedicated to jewellery making.  They should get you started.


So ham Harrison has a number of good YouTube videos on different techniques.  Diamond Mounter is another.  Many videos use/promote bad practices, watch with a grain of salt, particularly those that apply solder like a welding stick, or cut jump rings with snips.
I've got a Resin 3D printer and looking at burnout oven options. Looking at doing lost wax casting and modeling the jewelry in cad. Pieces are slowly coming together. :) Siliversmithing workshop is getting towards being setup.

MB

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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 03:09:07 PM »
Hi Makky,


Australian Jewellers Suppliers AJS were selling a wax 3D printer for this purpose,I don’t know if resin will burn out properly.


Don’t skimp on your files, I have No 6 and No 8 escarpment files which are great for finishing.  I can go straight to 2000 and 3000 grit before prepolishing and polishing.
Yours Sincerely
Flash (Gordon)

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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
You can buy castable resin(bit expensive) but I will probably mold with silicone then wax inject. The LCD resin printers are heaps better than traditional 3D printers that can use wax or PLA. You don't have issues with layer lines. I  think the printer I have purchased will do 10um layers.All a big learning curve but I'll figure it out :)


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Re: Chrysoprase Earings
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2021, 10:01:35 AM »
Chrysoprase Earings I just made for a birthday present :)I didn't make the settings but will soon be doing my own silver works.
This material was given to me by 'Orange Pirate' sometime ago. Took me awhile but I found a few gemmie bits :)I was a bit lazy and the photo is from my phone.
CheersMB


Just noticed - nice prong setting job, not that easy a technique to begin with... I guess you never let that faze you too much,  lol.
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