Making highlight studs

This is first in what I plan to be a series of posts about the steps of making in photographs.

This first in the series is this one of me making some Highlight studs.

The cube studs are constructed from silver and gold. The silver cubes are first cut out out from stock and the gold is soldered into place on the edge. They are then cleaned up using files and emery paper. The post is then silver soldered into place and the stud back is made. Finally it is all cleaned up. Simple.

The photos start at the finished object and work their way back in time.