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Black and White Ribbons

May 22, 2009
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Designer: Cynthia Eid
Published: May 22, 2009
Technique: Metalwork

Make these earrings with a simple corrugation tool and basic metalsmithing skills like cutting metal, annealing, sanding, and soldering. The corrugation can be either organic- or geometric-looking, depending upon how it's manipulated and finished. The black and white effect is the result of using liver of sulpher to patina the silver earrings. This free project from Jewelry Artist includes step-by-step photographs. Learn more about jewelry artist Cynthia Edit in the June 2009 issue of Jewelry Artist or at her website www.cynthiaeid.com.


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Dianne@53 wrote
on May 22, 2009 12:10 PM
Can hardly wait to try this project!
Bonne22 wrote
on May 23, 2009 7:25 AM
I really wish that prices on these "cool tools" would be part of the information given. I looked up the micro fold brake on Rio Grande and they are $265.00! That's a bit much for most amateur craftpersons, including me, to spend just for fun!
maryd@144 wrote
on May 23, 2009 8:30 AM
I have purchased a much smaller, hand held variety of crimper roller for not a lot of money at a bead festival. It may have been originally for paper, but does have metal rollers. It has worked fine with copper tape and screen cloth but I haven't yet tried silver because of needing to anneal it. I still have the opportunity to try the design opportunities but without going broke. I suppose if I went more deeply into metalworking I would need to invest in the more expensive tool
maryd@144 wrote
on May 23, 2009 8:32 AM
I have purchased a much smaller, hand held variety of corrugation tool for not a lot of money at a bead festival. It may have been originally for paper, but does have metal rollers. It has worked fine with copper tape and screen cloth but I haven't yet tried silver because of needing to anneal it. I still have the opportunity to try the design opportunities but without going broke. I suppose if I went more deeply into metalworking I would need to invest in the more expensive tool
ruhar wrote
on May 25, 2009 2:51 PM
Does anyone else have problems opening the pdf fil in scribd? I'd much rather have a plain pdf file instead of going through a third party to get the file.
ga0724 wrote
on Aug 7, 2009 12:02 PM
Bonnie2- There are inexpensive hand-held crimpers originally designed for paper-HOWEVER, they will easily handle craft sheet metals (copper, aluminum and brass) up to 26 gauge if handled carefully. I found mine at a large "hobby" store and have used it for numerous projects such as this. Just be careful to not force heavier gauges through. Embossed or hammered pieces are way cool when crinkled and then heat or chemically patinated. If a heavier look is wanted, they can layered and cold connected with rivets, and or even with metal glues to laminate pieces. Good luck!