Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Since 'retiring' I've made two sheet silver 'clock hand' pendants. I thought photos of the different stages of manufacture might be interesting. First of all find a decent sized piece of sheet silver (such as may be found kicking around the workshop in any reasonably well stocked home).
Then draw out the pattern wanted on paper, and stick it to the sheet silver using white 'office' glue.
Then drill holes in the 'clock hand'. The one above had seven holes drilled in it. Then using a 'jewellers or piecing' saw, saw out the areas where there are to be holes in the pendant.
Then soak the paper from the pendant, engrave any area that needs the detail enhancing, file up the clock hand, and polish the whole thing. The one illustrated took a day to make. It is three and a half inches long and one and a half inches across. It is the tenth one I've made over about forty years and I hope the intended recipient will like it, and will not read this blog as it might spoil the surprise.