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  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “Amethyst Aurora”   1 week ago

    Beautiful. So soft and soothing.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Bracelets”   2 months ago

    Wow. Very productive! They are beautiful but I especially like the rectangular pearl one and the last one. Great work!

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “The Problem with Purple”   2 months, 1 week ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   3 months ago

    I just realized the confusion Asia. Pickle in silver smithing is a solution of acid such as sodium bisulfate not brine used for making pickles. Spent pickle is the solution that has been used to remove firescale from torch heated silver many times.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   3 months ago

    All fluxed and soldered sterling silver should be cleaned of firescale in pickle, I use sodium bisulphate. It removes the copper that comes to the surface and stains the sterling silver. Because of this it is saturated with copper and if you accidentally put stainless steel in with the silver it plates it with copper (chemical [...]

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   3 months ago

    Your work is beautiful Monica! As someone who is silver smith I appreciate the many steps that goes into planning and creating these pieces. A trick I have learned to make the silver solder less noticeable on copper is to put your piece into spent pickle with stainless steel( like a pair of tweezers). You want [...]

  • Janet B commented on the Design “New Earring Monday Brights”   3 months, 1 week ago

    I love them…so fun!

  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “Spring White”   3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Very fresh pick! Love it!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Firefly Moon”   3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I love dragonflies and I absolutely live this piece! Gorgeous!

  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “Inspired by the Sea”   4 months ago

    Beautiful pick! This just gave me a great idea….thanks for the inspiration!

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “Dollar Store Earring Display”   4 months ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Tree of Life”   4 months, 1 week ago

    The leather just fits tight Gail. I think the fact it is 4 strands gives it some grip too.

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “Tree of Life”   4 months, 1 week ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Coral Carnival”   4 months, 1 week ago

    This is stunning! What a wonderful colour combination.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Faerydae”   4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful! I love the colours. I agree with wiring instead of using glue. I think it is much more secure, especially if you are selling. Watch out though, kumihimo is addictive!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “I finally got it !!!”   5 months ago

    These are amazing! You are such a talented artist. This site is great for seeing how you have evolved as you look through your projects. You are very inspiring.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Into the Wild GREEN Yonder”   5 months ago

    Very nice work. Asymmetry is tough…you need balance without being obvious. You nailed it. The swirly links were in a book? I have been making them for years just by messy wrapping wire around a knitting needle

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Go Long Green Tea”   5 months, 1 week ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “i just don’t give two hoots!”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Great pick but I especially love the title!!!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Say Hello to Itsy Bitsy”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    He is absolutely adorable. As a someone who creates silver jewelry I understand how “unpredictable” melting silver scrap can be. You did an incredible job and I like the high shine with a bit of texture. How big is it?

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