It’s Springtime and love is in the air. The next story I have to share is about expressing love through jewelry.

My client wanted to make a sterling silver cuff with “love” handwritten in sterling silver wire on the top of the cuff. It was to be a gift for his bride to be.

Client's Design

We exchanged a few emails back and forth via CustomMade. CustomMade is a site that I use to connect with customers that are looking for special projects to be made just for them. It’s a great site. I have been working with them for little over a year now.

So, we started the design with his drawing and then I developed a drawing and sent it to him for approval.

My drawing for client approval

Making the cuff started with annealing (soften) the sterling silver square stock. Once soften I could form them into the three bands of silver for the cuff design. Soldering them altogether went rather smoothly.

Annealing the silver square stock
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Forming the three layers of the cuff design
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Soldering the outer edges of the cuff

 

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First level of polishing before adding in the word “love”

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My client wanted to the word love written in round wire and then the letter “o” set with a pearl.
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Love Cuff

 

 

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Love Cuff By Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry

 

The sterling silver cuff came out lovely. I shipped it today, so Love is really in the air.

KLH