Been awhile!

Posted by Laurel Collins , Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:40 AM

I have quite a lot of catching up to do!

First up, is my first bezel project. I recently took a class at the local art studio and made this:

That is a lovely red orange carnelian in the center! Here is a handy tutorial that is really informative for making bezel settings. It is the first part of a five part series.

What I have found to be the hardest part of making the bezel is getting the solder to flow where you want it to go. As a beginner it took me three times to actually get the ring attached to the flat sheet. *whew!* I feel like it does get easier with practice though. 

May favorite part of making this bezel was actually coming up with a design for this necklace. My favorite shape recently has been the diamond, so I ended up with this:

I created the texturing with a dapping tool. Yay! Then it became a Christmas present for my amazing friend M. ;)

Next up, will be my mother's Christmas present.