Friday, July 24, 2009

Spiderweb Jasper Pin

Honest, every day I try to create something. Sometimes a big thing and sometimes all I do is rivet a bead onto a piece of scrap. Just "something".

So today I wanted to spend some time with my lapidary equipment and I found a tossed-aside bezel setting that a friend gave me along with a baggie of scrap silver when she decided that she wanted to quit the jewelry and rock biz. I found a piece of jasper that was the same general size as the bezel and I shaped it and ground it and and polished it to fit. The backward way of making jewelry. I've done this several times when a stone just didn't look quite right in the setting and I've really enjoyed the challenge of the backward technique.

Good, huh?

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