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Silver Scrap Transformed During Trade Fair
work by Todd Daniels

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Published in: 2009 Archives

Todd Daniels decided that a scrap of sterling silver low dome rolled wire could be made into something nice while providing several unique stone setting demonstrations. The eight-day BaselWorld 2009 Trade Fair provided an opportunity to share technical advances and a chance to enjoy the company of people who appreciate fine bench work.

Custom jeweler and engraver Todd Daniels provided numerous live stone setting and engraving demonstrations to an enthusiastic audience in beautiful Basel, Switzerland. He is a well-known, high-end jeweler who loves creating one-of-a-kind pieces. A piece of silver 20mm in length (left over from making a bracelet) unexpectedly developed into a nice finished pendant at the show.

Todd burnish set an oval center stone, four yellow 4mm round CZs and then bead set four smaller cognac colored stones. He sculpted the outside edges and engraved concentric lines to add a nice visual connection and a somewhat vintage look. All stones were set with a GRS GraverMach using a 901 handpiece. Todd also used the GRS MicroBlock for his workholding. Todd teaches the techniques he used to make this piece and much more. Visit the GRS Training Center to learn more about courses he teaches.