by Carol Money
My first ever locket which includes my first ever hinge. There is room for improvement, but it works, and so I am happy. Lots of new skills learnt and practising of old skills.
This was the next project in the group I am following (with a few other members of the club), “Lets Make Professional Jewellery” by Alan Revere. Luckily I had completed many of the tricky parts before the club shut, for example making the tube for the hinge, using the club draw plates. I had to improvise when cutting the tube from home as I do not have a tube cutter jig.
This is what I came up with.
A “V” shaped piece of copper in a vise. This held the tube straight but it really could have done with a clamp, other than my finger, to keep it in place, and a guide to make sure I cut straight.