Unexpected Necessities

By: devlin | September 22, 2013

As I work, I often wonder if anyone can tell what goes into my creations. I decided to photograph some of the steps for making my most basic project: Simple Drop Earrings and post it to Flickr. If you click on the first photograph it will open a carousel to flick through the construction steps. What is happening in each photograph is detailed below each picture. You may be surprised how much work goes into such a simple project.

The inspiration for this project was to find a way to recycle scrap sterling silver instead of sending it off to be re-refined. The motive for this goal is threefold. Recycling saves resources. If I can recycle the silver myself, it eliminates transporting the silver and part of the waste byproduct from industriall...