Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sandy Beach Bangle

The inspiration for the Sandy Beach Bangle came from making the silver caps with my Pepe Disk cutter. After making the caps I sat looking at them trying to brainstorm a new bangle.
The Sandy Beach Bangle is a limited edition. Designed with sterling silver, goldfill, lampwork beads. The lampwork beads are light tan with tiny silver balls. Quite outstanding.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pepe Disk Cutter

Love this tool! The Pepe Disc Cutter has 11 punch sizes to play with. This cutter will allow up to 18g metal to produce round discs.

I use my regular 16 oz. hammer to punch. Next time I will try the rawhide hammer to see if there is any difference. The edges are a bit sharp so a quick sanding will be needed. I may try to tumble the discs first before sanding to see what happens. Once tumbled I may not even need to sand.

Since, this is my new tool from Santa I still need to really play and experiment. Santa had so much to do that he placed the order with Otto Frei.

The question now is - will this tool be cost effective?