so yesterday i made a few pieces "production line" style. i don't usually do it that way; i usually make one piece from design idea to completion. but i had a few ideas rolling around in my head and a big long day to work, so i thought it would be fun to document the process. here you go:
start with the stones. clockwise: howlite oval, green artisan glass, flower artisan glass (both made by teresa), prehnite with epidote teardrop
cut backplate shapes from silver sheet with saw.
stamp backplate shapes.
solder bezel onto backplate shape. form rings.
solder piece together.
oxidize entire piece.
then, after buffing the piece and setting the stones, you have your finished product:
just watch them float by. ring
special order custom necklace for chris' girlfriend.