Sunday, June 07, 2015

Burning and hammering -

One of my all time favorite things to do, especially when I can push myself into new and beautiful things.

 This is my second bezel set stone, in this case a rainbow moonstone. Here's the bezel and back plate already done and the prepped ring shank. I'm sort of making this up as I go, I soldered the rink shank and then sawed it partially so I could separate the two sides. I like that split shank look and it seems like it will be more stable on the finger.

 I'm learning great patience with myself when soldering. It soldered beautifully the first time then came apart in the quench water, oops. I couldn't even see where the solder went but the second time it all came together like a charm.

 The back view. There rings behind are spinner rings in process, waiting for texturing and their companion middles.

Here we go!  It turned out great, this is before final polishing.

So, I'm happy, happy, happy with my professional life, pushing my personal envelope and continuing to find joy in everything.

Here are a few of the latest.

The moonstone, a spinner with the words Nolite Tradere and my Queen's Ransome spinner,with lab grown ruby cabochons.



  1. Holy moly, you have been a busy woman. Love the spinners but that ruby spinner is something really special. The cab ring looks like it took some thinking on how to make that work. Very nice.
    Hope to be back in here more often, now that my busy season is mostly over. Happy summer!

    1. Susan,
      Thanks! I'm having a ton of fun burning metal, as always.

      I've been thinking about you and your busy season, along with the crazy weather that's been through there. Hope all is well with you.