I promised some jewelry porn and then got distracted actually making it and forgot.
I've been wanting to sink my teeth into soldering and stone setting for a long, long time and now I'm so lucky to be involved at the Curious Forge, with easy access to a torch and lots of fun tools, as well as the incomparable talents of Karen Olsen Ramsey.
So, I just launched in, spending some really fun hours practicing and getting a feel for the torch and placing solder just so.
Pushing the envelope like this means I spend a lot of time combining the things I already know with the new things I'm learning. There will be enameled pieces with bezel set stones, oh bliss.