Back to the BenchWith the kitchen finished at last, I got back to the shop and went to work on the other moonstone ring. Because I had set the moonstone, I could not solder the silver ball back on. Prying the stone out of that dainty setting was way too risky. Although lovely, moonstones are somewhat delicate and it is easy to scratch or chip them. First step was to make another ring for the client -- I finished that a few days ago and it is winging its way to her.
New VersionThis photo shows the finished ring. I photographed it on a candle to get it to face the camera for its close-up ;-)
I am quite pleased with how this came out (especially as I did not want to have to toss the silver and the stone!)
Variation on the old saying: I suppose this is a jeweler's way of making lemonade, isn't it?
Next UpI was so pleased with the ring that I immediately went back to work on one of the Open Heart designs. This one was for a mixed metal pendant.
I have a small sterling heart still sitting on the bench. There will be news of it sometime next week.