Love is in the Air

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

10 thoughts on “Love is in the Air

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    1. Thank you. When you want to try again I have a name of a good reference makers’s book for you to have in your jewelry library. It was my first reference book. We have all made what we might think is “ugly” but what you really made was a lesson on what not to do. You have to start some where. It only gets better if you love it. K

  1. This post fascinated me. To see someone else’s creative process in an area I have no knowledge of was most interesting. I like your blog because it is so different from most I read. And the bracelet is a work of art.

  2. Kathleen the cuff is so beautiful. It must be extraordinarily satisfying to make someone’s vision come to reality and to know it will be such a special gift. It warms my heart thinking of the recipient opening the gift. 🙂

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