Each jewelry has their own style and patterns of making the jewelry. As presently they are using the same ideology with various techniques and styles in making of the ornaments to decorate themselves. Artisan use different methods to make tribal jewelry.
Artisan take the brass sheet and draw the required shape on the brass sheet using marker. After the desired shape is cut out by using cutter. Once the desired shape is obtained artisan start a designing on the brass sheet. Designing is made by carving the design on the brass sheet using chisel and hammer. Further artisan make the hole at the one end of the object to join the ear hook. The ear hook is prepared by using brass wire by bending. This is one type of technique used by artisans to make jewelry.
According to another technique, artisans cut out the required shape from the brass sheet and in that sheet draw a line using ruler and cut out the central position of the object using chisel and hammer. Later the inner surface of the object is smoothened by using half round file. Once the desired shape is obtained finishing the edges with brass thin wires wound around it. Wounding of brass thin wire is also like ornamentation of the jewelry. Later the prepared jewelry is treated to nitric acid test and washing of the jewelry.
Nitric Acid Cleaning
Nitric acid solution is mixed with water in an appropriate ratio in a bath then the prepared jewelry immersed in that solution for few minutes. This solution dissolves the unwanted marks on the surface of jewelry. This test gives the brightness to the jewelry. Later the jewelry is taken out from the nitric acid solution then washed in plain normal water.
Washing of the jewelry is made by using soap nuts. Dip the 2-3 shell soap nuts in water and immerse the jewelry in that water solution and scrubbed using wire brush. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly in the water solution. Soap nuts clean the jewelry.