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Ok, so perhaps this isn't as sharp as people here are used to, but I'll give it a shot anyway.. I've recently (this week actually) decided to start a little side-hustle in connection with my knife-making - seeing as I need to practice my engraving skills, and would like to get paid doing so. So I've decided to dedicate 1 week a month to making one piece of jewelry, while utilizing the remaining 3 weeks for my knife project. So - I present to you all the first week's result - the "Compass": Stats: Width: 29,2 mm Length: 63,7 mm Thickness: 4,8 mm Vekt: 27 gram It ended up a bit thicker than I had initially wanted, but... I'll make the next one around 3 - 3,5mm thick I think. The piece is made out of a forged piece of railroad steel, engraved in a deep relief with some ornamentation many might be familiar with.. In the middle of the ornamentation I put a 2mm blue sapphire. I also put in some 24kt gold in the corners, and engraved the traditional wheat-pattern sprouting out from the top and bottom of the piece. The bail is made from a piece of 925 Sterling Silver. The bevels around the edges are mirror polished. Total work time: 24 hours from first hit with the hammer, to the last polishing touch... Tomorrow I'm putting this up for sale at the equivalent of 615 USD here in Norway. I have to say, I haven't felt this nervous in quite some time. Fingers crossed! Enjoy what is left of the weekend folks, tomorrow it's back to work!
Hi guys, I was talking to a client on the phone a couple of weeks ago regarding a project I am working on for him, when I mentioned that I was going to make some jewelry for my wife for Christmas... Well, not five seconds passed before he asked if I could make something for his woman while I was at it. Well, I agreed to make his woman a little "something" - and I just now finished the photographs. Thought it might be of interest to you guys as well knowing we all like shiny things.. Unfortunately though, this one isn't much for cutting... I forged out the base material from railroad steel and 15n20 into a 40 layer twisted damascus pattern. After much filing and shaping, I did some 24kt gold inlay around the frame and the heart in the middle, as well as that little heart on the "whatever it is called" which the necklace chain will go through. A total of ten 0,03ct (2mm) natural diamonds adorn the frame, middle of the heart, tip of the little heart on the "whatever it is called" as well as on the very top of the beforementioned "whatever it is called" (top not visible in photos). The pendant itself measures 5,5cm x 3,0cm x 3,9mm and weighs in at a total of 27 grams. Alright, that's it from me for now. Chiao everyone! Sincerely, Alveprins.