I've been in search for some really great cabs to set. As a result, I've discovered lots of great shops on etsy, that have fabulous stones. Although, I'd rather see and touch the stone before purchasing, I have yet to be disappointed. One of my purchases was this Willow Creek Jasper from StepheezGems. She has lots of great cabochons, if your in the market.
I had a devil of a time with this pendant...good thing I was working solo. This isn't exactly the way I had sketched the back out, there was suppose to be a few wavy wire pieces, but they were not cooperating. Instead of having a full on temper tantrum, and risking loosing this big piece of silver...yikes!...I settled for sawing the curve instead. I'm still thrilled with the way it turned out.
Willow Creek Jasper Pendant
note to self...I need to go back and clean up the oxidation a bit around the balls
Next up, I finished off the pendant of the unknown stone with some gorgeous tourmaline rondelles.
as promised a picture of the back
Finally, a great everyday ring. This is nice and simple. I textured and domed a sterling disc, then set it. Super cool!
I'm so happy with what I got done this weekend, of course I can thank the lousy weather. Did you have time to create this weekend?