WIP — Pierced Copper for JM1 Class.

I’m tak­ing Jew­el­ry and Met­al­smithing 1 at the Pratt Fine Arts Cen­ter.

Our first project is a ring. The top is made of a piece of pierced cop­per sol­dered to a half dome. Below are pic­tures of the two tops that I made last week. The pat­tern is gluesd on with rub­ber cement and then holes are drilled in the cop­per so that you can thread a jew­el­r’s saw through it and make the cuts.

The first ones did­n’t quite work­out. The rays on the start just would­n’t stay straight. More prac­tice is clear­ly the answer.

moon and stars pierced copper
moon and stars pierced cop­per

The sec­ond piece worked nice­ly.

tree design pattern
tree design pat­tern

The cir­cle on the front shows where the half dome will be sol­dered on.

From the top it will look like this.

the front
the front

More next week when I make the dome and learn how to sol­der things that aren’t car­ry­ing elec­tric­i­ty.