Handmade contemporary jewellery
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Cutting discs from
1 mm sterling silver
Soldering the 'pebbles' to the domes, followed by gold wire and ear pins
Bringing the pure silver to the surface, heating and quenching 7 times
Heating the silver until it moves and reticulates on the surface
Pickling and cleaning the silver with a brass brush and liquid soap
Shaping the discs with a doming block
Drilling preliminary holes to give the earrings a 'nautilus' look
Enlarging and shaping the holes
Making silver and gold balls to be hammered into 'pebbles'
Engraving additional 'sand ripples' onto the surface
Polishing the gold and silver 'pebbles'
Burnishing the earrings to make them glitter like the wet sea shore in the sun