I had fun in my Saturday Metal Art Class! A huge thank you to Stephanie over on the yepadoodle blog, who kindly taught me how to successfully do a bezel set solder in class today. Here is what I made, though keep in mind that it is a work-in-progress (WIP):
I still need to “set” the stone, and forge the top section or create a bail that the silver chain will go through. Isn’t that cabachon stone pretty? I bought it at a local rock and mineral show the morning I left for Kauai.
I made 2 other bezel sets while at Faith’s, but it took me many more hours than the one above. As with machine quilting, you get better with practice, practice, practice (PPP)!!
I wore to class one of my almost finished pieces, inspired by a terrific book called Wrap, Fold, Stitch and Rivet:
Oh yes, I also finished another chain maille bracelet using the Byzantine pattern variation. It is being patina-ed right now, but I borrowed this picture to show you what the pattern looks like:
In the quilting front, yes, I am still working on Lori’s quilt. I expect to be done within a few days.
Enjoy your weekend!!! Hugs, Carla