Today I’m showing off the necklace I finished up last week for my class at the Adult School. This is the second free form bezel I’ve made that is perfect for those imperfect stones and rocks. I picked up this cool Jasper piece at a small craft fair in the park for a dollar. Love that it has both a polished side and a matte gray side. It was a bit rough. And there was a bit of a crevice on the front that I decided to disguise with a silver leaf…my first one…which I soldered onto one of the wire stems. I ground down the wire on the backside so that it would lay flatter onto the stone. Pretty happy with the result.
Finished off the piece with sterling wire links and more jasper stones. The clasps and sweet square links were ‘gifted’ by a friend from a broken necklace. It’s a perfect touch for this necklace.
School is on break for the summer. My goal for the summer is to try traditional bezel setting at home with a couple of cabs. Lost wax casting will be the class focus this fall. Something new to try for sure!