Star Trek inspired Klingon symbol studs
I saw these from 0.5 mm eco-silver* sterling sheet, then solder them to a jumpring I've also made and lightly beaten so that there's just a hint of extra sparkle.
I then solder on the sterling silver earposts and give them a tumble to harden up
Because I saw them individually there will be slight variations to each pair.
Shown with a UK penny and USA dime for scale
Check out my other Star Trek inspired items in my Geeky corner.
**Eco silver is certified recycled by my bullion dealer - it's made from the waste and offcuts returned and reclaimed in the jewellery process, which means it's environmental impact is significantly lower than if mined afresh. The chain, sadly isn't certified as such, but is sourced responsibly.
Thanks for looking! Live Long and Prosper \\//_
Star Trek inspired sterling silver Klingon symbol studs
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.
The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.