I think I'm getting back into studio mode. For the next couple of weeks I suspect I'll be eating breathing and dreaming projects to work on. I got a great start today with a neat bangle. I was just playing with some wire and stones and things started to take form. This bangle has a vine- like floral look to it. I'm looking forward to it's final polish. I have just two bezels to solder and then it goes to the wheel.
I also got a chance to correct the construction of my plume jasper pendant. I had originally backed the stone with silver sheet, however the connection from the stone to the decorative piece on top was weak.
I re-made the bottom portion of the pendant by using wire shaped to the exact profile of the stone. This gives the decorative piece a solid component to be soldered to, rather than being connected to the seam where the bezel meets the sheet (not a very stable joint I have learned.)
Now I just have to attach the other side of the chain, and solder the bezel. Then a bit of finishing and this long time project should be done!
I also happened to get a bunch of bezels for some other projects soldered to their bases.
"Girl, you like butter-'cause you on a roll"!