watch this video by Andrew Berry. It's fascinating to watch this metal smith at work.
It also hits home how laborious the process is. It's not as quick as the 3 minute textured silver bracelet video I featured some time ago but the result is just as lovely.
The process takes longer because the metal has to be melted down and reformed into a long strip of metal. The strip of metal is eventually twisted, shaped, filed, and soldered.
Although I have no means of melting down any scrap silver and copper I have, I do collect all the bits I do not use for future recycling. With the rising cost of both metals, these are worth something in the future if traded in to a jewelry supplier/recycler who will in turn sell it to a smelter.
Before You Go
- Sharply Rising Cost of Silver and What to Do About It
- Copper is Not Just for Jewelry
- The Incredible Gold Ornaments of the Staffordshire Hoard
- Extreme Beauty Treatments - 24K Gold Facials and Facelifts
- Gold pan jewelry
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