How to make a croissant

Start by cutting the croissant shape from a  sheet of silver …

cutting silver

… sprinkle with bits of gold …

soldering gold on silver

… needs to be 24 karat gold … make sure the pieces of gold are secure, I always use a rolling mill.

sheet of silver in roller mill

Succeeded!

custome made napkin holders

Burn the edges to a nice color …

burning the edges of the silver

Flatten the edges …

hammering silver

So far so good …

imprint in silver

Start making the shape of the croissant by “rolling” the silver around a stake … I always use a hammer made of raw hide …

forming silver by hammering

Mmmm … it’s getting there …

work in progress napkin holder

I forgot to tell , I always make two croissants at the same time …

work in progress silver napkin ring

Et voila … our custom made order for two croissants is ready!

Thank you so much for your commission Mrs X, these sterling silver napkin holders are so much fun to make!

More info and photos of the silver napkin holders “Croissant”  here.