Wednesday, February 15, 2012

progress....

the stones have been placed with a tiny drop of 2-part epoxy

The shanks have been soldered to the settings...sanded and re-sanded...and polished.
After cleaning, the stones were placed with a tiny drop of two-part epoxy. If the epoxy holds, the next step will be to bend the bezel over the stones. I can only hope that the bezels haven't work hardened too much to bend over easily. (The rings are sterling, but the bezels are made of .999 fine silver bezel wire, which is softer than sterling.) Even though the torch soldering was a challenge, the next step is a little scary for me. ;)

carpe diem!
-L

2 comments:

Juliette Williams said...

Little late in responding, but Bravo!! Carpe diem, indeed!! :)

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Thanks, Juliette! So nice of you to stop by. :)