A few weeks ago I began another 10 week metalworking course at the
Appalachian Rock Shop and Gift Emporium in Harmony, PA. Since I have already taken one course a and learned the basics, now I can continue under the guidance of our instructor, Jo, but can choose what I want to make. My first project is a Ruby in Fuchsite or Zoisite (can't remember which!) cabochon that I wanted to set in silver and copper. I wanted to continue to work on my bezel setting skills, so this was a perfect project and I have two more cabs after this! I don't have start to finish pics to show the progress, but this is the final result. Since the cab had such an organic feel to it, I wanted the bale to resemble vines. It did not come out exactly as I had envisioned it, but I am very happy with how the bale turned out in the end! I can't wait to wear it and have ordered a s.s. omega chain to showcase it.
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