Saw Pierced Jewelry is one of my newest technique. This is mostly non production items where I will only do one of them and after it sells maybe I will do a second one. It is very intricate and time consuming. I use only the most basic tools jeweler’s saw, drill bits, files and sand paper.
The Process: Saw Pierced Jewelry
Design is created and uploaded to my computer
The design is then tweaked and printed to check for what it actually looks like at scale.
Tweak again. I usually cut the design out 2 -3 times before I have the design the way I want it.
The design is printed on a label and transfer to the metal.
Each design element is center punch for the drill bit.
Drill each element.
A jewelers saw blade is put through the drilled hole and then slowly cut out.
File and sand the design elements.
The border is cut, filed and sanded.
Polishing process is started. Working from 120 grit up to 3000 6 different brushes.
Typically this project can take 3 – 4 hours.
I have to give a heads up to a few of the artist that do this type of work. I am just learning and most of these works are not originals but designs of others that I have use to learn the art.