I recently got into roll printing again. My teacher had taught it a few classes ago, but it's not grabbed me too much, until recently. Roll printing is basically pressing a pattern into a softened piece of metal. In this case I've used a rolling mill to help press the pattern into my metal. I tried it out on some scrap copper and loved it so much I did it to some silver! Below it the silver sheet I ran through the rolling mill. The pattern is from a "cupcake crown". It's paper so it washes off when all pressed into the metal. The result is a really cool piece of textured metal to play with! I decided to turn them all into earrings. I sawed them out, filed them smooth and then tumbled them to help harden the metal. To see a peak of how they turned out scroll down below or head on over the Earrings Section of my store now ;D
After tumbling around, I threw them all into a liver of sulfur bath and got a bit of patina on them. After adding beads to the copper pairs and handmade ear-wires to all of them, they're ready for new homes! One pair already sold! You can see more photos of these earrings in my Online Store.
Hi! My name is Kelli Mayer and I am a Silversmith/Jewelry & Lapidary Artist. Mom of two amazing kids and the wife of an amazing husband. Welcome to my journey of silversmithing and lapidary and making beautiful jewelry!