Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

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"!


Janice said...

Wow - thats a lot of schtuff! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

That looks like my bench...I like to get a bunch of pieces set up and then finish one at a time. I love the bracelet design and the stones. Ocean jasper is my most favorite stone.

Margaux Lange said...

ooooh I love those two top stones… some sort of jasper right? They are quite beautiful - I love the bracelet design you came up with for them!

KMJewelryStudio said...

Thank you! Those are Mookite (or Mookaite) jaspers.