Saturday, March 17, 2012
Adventures in Silver-Smithing
I am having trouble with bezel making. And... I didn't have the right height of bezel wire that would be appropriate for this stone. I tried to work with what I had and it's not the best. I first made a bezel that was too small and then made another that ended up being too big. I then cut and re-soldered the second bezel for a fit that is so so. Then I pulled my hair in dismay! Ha ha...well not really, but I felt like I would never get it right.
My second issue is that I have been punching holes with a Europunch and it's creating a mess that I don't know how to fix. I think I need to buy some small drill bits for my Foredom. Drilling holes-Is that what you are supposed to do?
Oh...and then there was trying to make a decent satin finish. Ugh...
Anyways, I am really enjoying working with silver and I can't wait to make something else. Maybe a ring will be next.