Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Learning Experience

I made this ring yesterday. I like it, but it was a pain in the butt! I made the bezel to deep so it was really hard to smooth out. I have dividers, and I should have used them, but the stone was pretty thick, so I didn't. Big mistake! I won't do that again. It still looks good, but it took a lot of filing.

I would pay good money for a teacher! It would be nice to have someone here showing me what to do. But that's not likely to happen, so I'll just keep experimenting.

I need new tools! I don't have any stone setting tools, so I have to invent them from things around the house. I used the hex end of a long, removable screwdriver bit to push the bezel over. It's what I had. I found a good sized nail today, and I'm going to modify it to be a pusher! But I'll be tool shopping, too! YAY! I love to buy new tools.

I had a crappy day yesterday. I've had problems with the truck, and I thought I had it fixed. NOT! I went to town yesterday, and it wouldn't start. It's still sitting downtown, and I don't much care. If I can get it back home, that's where it will stay. Once I get stranded a few times, I'm pretty much through with the vehicle! I'll drive the Ford my Dad gave me. I'm going to the salvage yard tomorrow and get a knock sensor plug, because that's what broke, and I can't get that at the parts place. I like the wrecking yard though. I always find cool stuff!

I hope everybody else had a good weekend! Later~

1 comment:

David Scott said...

love the ring i have started my blog it is DAS Creations i have added you to my sight list if that is ok