Anyway. This is my latest creation (click for big version):
It's a crinoid fossil, made of small sea creatures whose skeletons got trapped in sea sediment. And sterling silver. I twisted all that wire myself and soldered it all and made some awful, awful mistakes. Like too big a setting, so the silver practically swallows the stone up. It got all wrinkly when I went to smooth it over the stone. Ugh.
Even worse -- I put a nasty gouge into the stone while setting it. I would've burst into tears if I weren't busy kicking myself so hard. My amazing jewelry teacher told me how to use a small amount of a special jewelry polish and a big, whirly lathe machine thingy to grind some of the gouge down.
But it's still visible, along with the other boo-boos I made.
So, you know what that means ... not for sale.
Pity me, having to wear this gorgeous thing to console myself.
Click for full size:
I'll have another, even cooler ring to show next. No preview. This one I like so much, and it came out so well that it's ... not for sale.
One of these days, I actually have to try and make money off this stuff.
Just not today.