Today I am working on a pair of my queen bee earrings for an Etsy customer. I created hand drawn templates that I glue to the sterling sheet. This keeps the details of each bee very similar to its partner.
I have done the initial sawing out and have drilled holes for the piercing.
Here the saw blade is in place, ready to saw around the inside of the black outline.
Here they are ready for final filing and polishing.
Next step... a run through the tumbler to harden the silver and then attaching the earwires and stinger!