I have a very worn (and well-loved) saw frame, into which I bolt the teeniest, tiniest saw blade - no wider than a millimeter, with teeth so small, I have to feel the blade to know which way they are facing. It is with this that I saw out the intricate, filigreed work that I love to do.
Saw piercing takes hours and hours to do, depending on the size of the project. At first, I was hopeless at it... like a cook who couldn't figure out how to boil water! I can't tell you how many times I threatened to quit my classwork and go back to beading after another broken saw blade.
I find often in my life that the things I really detest early on are the things I can't live without now, and this very much includes saw piercing.
|Fuego sterling silver post earrings|
|Hawaiian Hibiscus sterling silver cuff bracelet|
|Cherry Blossom large sterling silver earrings|
|Paisley sterling silver pendant|
My old friend the saw frame