This is a catching-up entry with several projects I made over the last six weeks but didn't get around to posting. I think Instagram has kind of killed my blogging efforts - it's so easy to just post a picture and be done with it.
This wand shaped lepidolite sat on my workbench for a long time while I thought about how to set it. It's not very easy to work with because it has flaky layers; I ended up using a flaw in the side to split it, giving it a flat back. I really love how this came out.
Here's how they're made:
|1. Pencil drawing affixed to|
sterling ready for sawing
|2. Sawing results|
|3. Soldering results|
|4. The final product|
This set of moonstone post earrings go with a moonstone necklace I made last year.
And finally, lots of bottle tags for decanters, customized for the recipient.