Saturday, March 28, 2009
Here's another new piece I've worked on recently. A pendant, bezel-set in silver:
I love the light green color of this stone which is perfect for spring and summer. I bought the stone, along with some others, from a friend of mine. He's a retired professor who's had hobbies in metalwork and lapidary - and now he's made it into a business for himself.
He cut and polished this stone himself and told me what it is - but I promptly forgot the name! So I haven't listed it in my Etsy shop. Not to worry. I'll should be seeing him this weekend at a local bead and gem show, and I'll ask him. (But THIS TIME, I'll write the name down.)
I've also been practicing sawing metal. (And breaking a lot of saw blades in the process!) Usually the backs of pendants are open and openings are symmetrical or cut close to the bezel. I thought I'd try something different and make an interesting opening in the back:
What do you think?
Oh. And did you notice those little silver balls on the side? I recently had a project go a bit awry and it had to be punished. Oh yes. It melted down nicely into lovely little spheres of molten silver.
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