Eclectic handmade jewelry often from recycled and unusual items with some personal rambling thrown in. Please visit my Etsy Store at TracyBell.etsy.com
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I don't know about you but I like things to be perfect when I make them. Is this possible NO... I am human, perfection is just something to strive for. As a big believer in practice makes perfect I often will make a dozen or more of one thing just to get the technique down to a science. I spent today making bezels with copper pipe, brass backs and generic plumbing solder. These have a look that I just love, it's kind of an old rustic look that can't be accomplished with any other method. If you are looking to make some of these yourself I can highly recommend Stephanie Lee's Homesteader's Metalsmithing DVD where she explains all the in's and out's of this type of soldering. I have these for sale in my etsy store if you are interested in just purchasing them. If you look at my other posts you will see where I have filled these with resin and other goodies.