Home Jewelry Studio & 1st Dapping Attempt

Making Roman jewelry means learning metalsmithing, and I’ve been bitten HARD by that bug. I just set up a mini-studio in my garage so I can practice without traveling across town to Fjorlief’s studio on those rare days when our schedules are compatible.

For the past six months I’ve been agonizing about period methods. Letting go of that after Athenaeum was wonderfully freeing.

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One of my long-term goals is to duplicate this bracelet, which will require soldering (I’ve got the basics already), dapping (shaping hemispheres from flat sheet metal), and die striking, casting or repousse (for the shells).


Here’s my first attempt at dapping. It was super fun!1.jpg   1-1.jpg

Stay tuned for more bumbling adventures! 🙂

About Sharon Rose, LAc, MSAOM

Acupuncturist, medical massage therapist, historian, scientist, road-tripper, geek, LARP & board gamer, food fan, Roman fanatic, belly-laugher.
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2 Responses to Home Jewelry Studio & 1st Dapping Attempt

  1. AngeG says:

    I’ve a friend whom I’ve had to speak to firmly. Making the product and learning the medieval how-to skills with period tools are two different projects. LOL You can do both, but separate them out for your sanity!


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