I own a few turquoise pieces, but haven't worn them often. (This piece feels different & seems to have more meaning for me. I really don't want to take it off!) When I signed up for the Silversmithing class, I bought a few turquoise stones...with no real plan in mind....But these two made a good pair.
|messy original sketch|
|the silver has been cut and polished a bit|
|bezels & silver beads have been soldered in place|
|hash marks have been stamped on the perimeter|
|shank has been soldered in place & the ring dipped in liver of sulfur to give it patina|
|ring was polished & stones were set and Chilaili was born|
There's a lot of information out there about Turquoise. Google it up, and you'll see what I mean.
ps: The photo frames are part of the "Camera+" free app for iPhone. I highly recommend it.