There are new things to be learned each time I make a ring.
I added a piece of 14 gauge sterling wire around the bezel in this one.
|Soldering the bezel onto the back piece|
It seems I got in a bit of a hurry and didn't have a snug enough
fit for the wire...never the less, it turned out pretty much okay.
|Soldering the shank in place|
A trick I learned at the silversmithing class.....
Use dental floss under the stone when testing the fit.
|Testing the fit of the stone|
|The stone has been set into place....|
|New photography setup|
I used to have my big light box on a card table for
shooting jewelry (when I did it inside.) But I'm working on
this smaller version using poster board & think it's going to work out great.
It only requires choosing the correct white balance
for your lighting. The top and bottom shots were in the tent.
I'll be playing with lighting next time.
Onward and upward!