[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="forged sterling silver bracelet"][/caption] I went into metal studio today & made this bracelet from 8 gauge round sterling silver wire. It was about 3 hour project that required no annealing, just pounding, drilling and riveting some 16 gauge wire. The top opens on a hinge rivet. The project is featured in an old Lapidary Journal magazine. Thought I'd try forging metal again, and I'm getting better at rivets. The metal studio is heated & has amazing equipment at one's disposal. It's a great break from the metal clay world, and my coldio garagio studio. I have another riveting project in progress. The other challenge was taking a photo. Need to work on getting the glare out of the metal.