|sketchbook: rink shank decisions.....|
|The solder has been heated & the tiny pieces of wire solder have been placed.|
|The solder was heated with a torch to attach the fine silver bezel to the back of the sterling silver setting.|
The piece was then placed in the pickle pot (a crock pot of hot water & pickling solution) to remove the firescale. Afterward, the extra silver was sawed away (and saved!) and the piece was ground and filed smoooooooth...as you see in the top photo.
Now the decision about the design of the shank must be made. It will be soldered to the setting and the process repeated...filing, sanding, smoothing, etc. In the last step, the black onyx stone will be set.