I decided to try a little weekend project, and made this cool chain!
It's fine silver, which is 99.9% pure silver, unlike sterling, which is alloyed with copper and usually nickel. Contrary to popular belief, fine silver can be used for jewelry. It starts out quite soft and bendy, but can be "work hardened" to hold its shape. I'm so excited about this! I've wanted to make nice, heavy, real chains for years, but was too intimidated by the process. Fine silver is much easier to work with that sterling. Anne Mitchell showed me this when I was in Tucson. I can't wait to go back and take the Anne and Kate class, to learn more. Let's all go!