Recently I have been exploring the technique of adding balls (or as I like to call them 'pebbles'!) to my jewellery designs. I started by adding little silver balls to wire as in these Ethnic Heart Earrings:
The process of soldering the balls to the hammered wire was quite a challenge and in the end they became fixed by a mixture of soldering and fusing. I do like the final look but realised that controlling the heat of my torch was very important to whether the balls or the wire ending up fusing together. This technique will need more practice!
Following on from the soldering/fusing idea, I then added pebbles to a ring as in these Pebble Trio Ring: