Eye design ring

I love making these eye design pieces. 
Hand engraved or sometimes etched dichroic glass. Fired and set on silver plated ring mount. 
The colours are amazing and the picture does not do it justice. 

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925 silver surround tactile dichroic glass pendant.

I am always trying to come up with new designs and styles. Some days it's a bit of a challenge but mostly new ideas are always there in the back of my head. 
I just have to find them LOL.
With most of my pieces, they are kiln fired, sometimes 2 to 3 times and even fired polished at the end.
With this design, I wanted to keep the tactile surface and still set it in silver.
The process is quite simple if you have to right tools. The first thing I did was make the silver surround to the shape I wanted. This can be a bit fiddly but not too bad. Then having chosen the relevant dichroic glass. It was cut to the approximate size and the cold worked (ground) to fit the silver surround.

Here's a few things that I used:
 Ripple glass. 

Kristall grinder:
My trusty Dremel: 
Then silver, solder, gas torch, various hammers mallets, shapers and former's and lots of different grades of emery. Plus polish for finishing.
And here is my design, all finished and sparkling. Just click on the following link.

Hope you have enjoyed my latest blog post. You can find more how to's in this blog or have a look at my Youtube channel.
PS. If you would like to see more of my designs then please have a look at either:

Long thin dicgroic glass pendant video by Steve Smith Jewellery.

I hope you like what you have seen in this video. If you would like to see more 

Special commissions can be undertaken and visitors to the studio in Northallerton are welcome by prior appointment, send me a message via email at stevesmithjewellery@yahoo.co.uk of fill out contact form on my website www.stevesmithjewellery.com
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