I have been so busy getting my new sterling silver jewelry collection ready for fall! I am very excited about it but don't want to give away too many hints before I introduce the entire new collection later this month.
The photo to the right is a new shape for me - I am thinking of it as "pod" earrings. It is a little tricky to solder all those little connections but I think it's worth the trouble, how about you? These still look a bit rough because they haven't been cleaned and polished yet; they will look a lot different when they are properly finished!
Here are some of the simple "hand" tools I use to polish a piece of sterling silver jewelry before it leaves my hands for its permanent home. These are really made for polishing and finishing fingernails but they work quite well to smooth and polish sterling silver jewelry. I use lots of tools but these are some of my favorites. I'll show you more next time!
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!