Having a torch in the studio leads to all kinds of mischief! I can't tell you how many times I turn to my enameling torch to do something. From annealing metal to fusing sterling to copper. Watching the silver become liquid and flow is mesmerizing.
When that part's finished, you get to think of other ways to enhance the random wanderings of the silver. You can punch holes, engrave, make divots or peaks. In the end, all they really need is a chain, but you could jazz the pendants up quite a bit with other danglies and bits!
Each is made from sterling silver that has been fused to a 1.25" copper disc. Some are engraved with little designs and patterns. Some have holes with raised edges that have been punched in the metal. Some have larger peaks made from little mounds of silver ... others have little peaks made with a centering punch. Some are passed through the rolling mill and then engraved. As you can see, it was a process that evolved! All are oxidized, polished, and smoothed. You can find them on etsy.
But before you go, let me ask you something ...
Are there tools in your studio that are your "go-to" tools? Do you find yourself creating multi-purpose tools from one that was originally purchased for a designated task? I'd love to hear from you!