The official blog for Erika May Designs Handmade Jewelry. This blog is dedicated mainly to my jewelry, but will occasionally dabble in other crafts such as farming, cooking, art and hopefully soon, music!
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It has been a while since I have completed any pieces. I have been focusing on getting down flush setting, which had been difficult as i have no one to compare my tools/techniques to. And while my flush setting seems to be running at a 40% sucess rate, my tube setting seems to be working much better. I fabricated a pendant out of wire (Fabrication itself being a skill i am working on!) and before I took the dive of setting the stone, I did a little test setting Hey, it worked! So I finally got the guts up to set my stone in my pendant and:
I know I should have put the chain on before setting, but I havent any chain and was hot to try and set my stone. But then there was the issue of my test setting...what do i do with that? Well, I figured pop it in a stone I've been polishing and see if that works.
Now I need to create a bezel and shank and I'll have a nice little ring.