Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's Getting Easier...

I set another stone, and it went a little better this time! YAY! I used Lisa's advice and instead of cutting the bezel wire to fit the stone, I added a few bits of scrap metal under the stone to bring it up to the right height. I also drilled a couple of small holes in the back of the bezel so I could test fit the stone and still remove it. I'm still experimenting, but it's getting easier everytime. Thank goodness!

This is another necklace in my Geometry series. It's the first time I've done a series, too! I don't normally think in series. I love trying new things all the time, and that's not always good for business. I really need to be replacing the things I've sold, because they sold! I do keep my men's bracelets done all the time. I sell a LOT of those! I also sell quite a few of the heart necklaces, and I now make them in sterling silver. That's what I'm doing now, so I guess I better get busy!

Have a great weekend!~


Chris said...

I thought this necklace was new when I saw it at JAN!! Very neato. Your skills are rockin'. I also love the photography~~~

Barrie said...

Hey! Fabulous setting job!!! A little hint, if you don't want to drill holes in the back to poke the stone out after a test fit, lay a piece of dental floss across the bezel before you put the stone in - use the dental floss to pop the stone out when you're ready! And I admit I use the same method of raising a stone up a bit in a bezel when needed (called a seat). You're on a hot roll!!! Keep up the great work!!!