have been designing andmaking jewelry since 1992.The focus was always metal.I had never incorporated anycolor in any material in my jewelry until I started explor-ing the possibility of using woolfelt in my work. Whimsical andbright, the tassels were the firstexpression of my new direction.I knew I was on a very differentpath from the one I had been onwhen only working with mixedmetals. Now, I combine metal-smithing skills with an alterna-tive color choice: wool felt.
MaTERIalSSiver tbing (ID 2.5mm) nine3.5mm-3.56mm sections2.5mm stering mesh chin10 stering jmp rings, tiny(for wire)2 stering jmp rings, sm(for brceet ends, csp)10 stering jmp rings, medim,(for wires nd tsses)18- or 19-gge stering wire10 stering end conesEnd cpsStering cspFet sheetTOOlSFxHrd nd esy sheet soderSw bdesScribeStright edgeCtting srfceShrp scissors ndrotry ctterNippersRond, ft, nd needenose piersFine sqre/ft neede fieliver-of-sfr or otheroxidizing gentScotch Brite pd220-grit sndpperPice pot nd piceTorch with sm or medim tipSodering srfceSodering picSodering tweezersOxidizing tweezersCopper sheet to ct s het sinif neededTbe ctting jigSw frme
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MICHElE a. FRIEDMaN
Opig Photo: HaP SakwaProjct Photos: JOHn aMeS
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