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Filigree cloakpin by ChardwolfArmory Filigree cloakpin by ChardwolfArmory
Story: So the jewelers guild that my girlfriend and i belong too, have a few jewelry cases at the largest rock and gem show in Canada. They were asking the members to make some sort of pin or broach, so i decided to go the opposite rout of everyone else in the group and make myself a cloakpin. As one of the ladies in the group pointed out it works amazingly well as a hair tie.

Circle: Made from high temperage aircraft aluminum.

Size: Outer diameter 3"

Process:
1-Designed in photoshop and printed out on paper

2-glued paper too metal with glue-stick

3-drilled holes with #70 drillbit

4-Hand sawed center area, then filigree areas with a self tensioning jewelers saw and 3 ought blades

5- hand filed the seperate levels then beveled the filigree areas

6-sanding and polished



Center Pin: Square bar aluminum stock

Process:
1-cut proper length of stock

2-inserted into vice and turned by hand with a cresent wrench to achieve spiral

3-hand filed grip area and piercing point.

4-poished
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Given 2013-06-14
:icondreamingwolf-designs:
dreamingwolf-designs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you find the aluminum for working compared to other metals like silver or copper? I've never worked with it before and I'm curious. Absolutely fantastic piercing work also!
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aluminum is my favorite metal to work with. I am a little biased as my first industrial jobs were making aluminum railings and aircraft, so they were eye openers too what an interesting metal it is, ESPECIALLY since most people are afraid to work with it. 

Pro's: Relative to silver or copper, it is CHEEP. It doesn't really corrode, unless you rubb steel on it. it is a strong metal. light weight, so you can make things way thicker for ascetics. 

Con's: easy to scratch, doesnt hold a mirror finish. dulls blades faster. 
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:iconlostjavabytes:
LostJavaBytes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Such a beautiful piece~
I used this picture as a base reference for a drawing here: [link]
Thank you!
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:iconjotokai:
jotokai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
That is fantastic... classic elegance.
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, that is what i was aiming for
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:iconjethbayne:
JethBayne Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Very beautiful and reminds me of Celtic jewelry [link]
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:iconzombietoofer:
ZombieToofer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool and stylish. Nice work.
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you muchly
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:iconicedragonenflamed:
icedragonenflamed Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I want one......
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:iconthunderbow:
ThunderBow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconaprinsen:
aprinsen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
while a beautifull piece, i hope you have considered "brittle" hair.
The inner edges seem quite sharp (even if nicely rounded due to the small thickness)

I am afraid this piece should have been somewhat thicker to be usuable for every day use. (I guess putting it in practice will tell)
Otherwise beautifully crafted propably took you a long long time to make :)
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:icontimberfox15:
timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
this is a beautiful pice
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you muchly
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:icontimberfox15:
timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
your welkom
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:iconvampirerosanna:
vampirerosanna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This is such a beautiful piece of art; I wish I could do it like you!
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, wasn't very hard, more tedious. I have allot of patience though
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:iconcrochetamommy:
crochetamommy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderfully beautiful. Awesome job! Would greatly be adored im sure!

~hazel
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, seems to be garnering allot of attention.
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:iconcrochetamommy:
crochetamommy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! Its really nice, deserves attention.

~hazel
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you muchly
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :happybounce:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you muchly
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
:faint:
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Is it machined?
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nope, everything is done by hand with hand tools.....well i drilled a handful of holes with a cordless drill
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Wow that pin must have been a pain.
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
not overly, just tedious
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
What kind of hand tools did you say you used?
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When i posted the photo i included the process of how i made it, i try to do it for all my submissions recently.
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Oh! Sorry for the dumb question. I was most curious about the pin. Ok, and thanks!
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not a problem, glad you liked my work!
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:iconrohvannyn:
Rohvannyn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice effects. Looks about as good as silver. Doesn't the aluminum gum up a bit in the saw?
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
if you use a harder aluminum it doesn't gum up the blade, but they still tend to dull allot faster then any other metal
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:iconrohvannyn:
Rohvannyn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
True enough. Except for the time I was asked to saw through tool steel with a jeweler's saw to make a die...
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah i would imagine that would dull it faster, i just assumed with a high carbon steel you wouldn't be able to saw through with a jewelers saw
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:iconrohvannyn:
Rohvannyn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
We did, slowly, and had to hold the blade at a precise angle so it would create a cutting edge. I finally got the darn thing done after quite a few hours and about 12 broken blades.
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm will have to try that. I'm sure the extra difficulty helps with other materials
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:iconilleh-monster12:
Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg that would look so cool on my trench coat (if used as a pin) :3
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you
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:iconilleh-monster12:
Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconart-of-darkelegance:
Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh I would love to have something like that for my hair. that is truly stunning work.
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, i thought i would try to do a swanky piece instead of my usual simple and brutal designs.
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:iconart-of-darkelegance:
Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
after looking at your gallery, all your work is swanky. utterly beautiful
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, you have fantastic taste
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:iconkirschenwasser:
Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :happybounce:
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