Made a 3 minute quick video on how to make the nail headpins like in this earring shown in the picture above. Had a request for that, so enjoy…. if you’re interested. I have all of the supplies you need for this project in my silver supply shop… I think I have the best price on the hex anvil as well??? http://www.midnightinsavannah.etsy.com
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Why do this??? Well, it’s a 100% return on your investment of metal. You are not sending it out to a refiner and then ordering more ‘stock’ paying for shipping and getting at least a 25% whack in your pocket book for newly fabricated stock. It also only take a minute, very easy. Sorry I could not show you actually pouring the metal in the mold. You need two hands, and to pay attention. Once you get the metal to a completely molten state you need to keep the torch on it as you pour it into the mold. Obviously wear eye protection, a mask and leather gloves when you touch the mold after it’s all done. Enjoy your metal ingots for whatever they will be used for or just stack them in a pile like the Queen.
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