Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From the Bench Today

I have had these prehnite stones for over six months. I love their color and cut but could never decide what to do with them. One is a square cut and one is a cushion cut. The cushion is ever so slightly rounded.

Although I've primarily been focused on rings throughout the year, as I've mentioned earlier I am trying to focus on items that can be shipped right away. This will make the upcoming holiday season less stressful for customers (waiting for their item) and me (trying to meet deadlines).

This morning I was sketching and not really liking what was coming out of my pencil when, ~Voila~, I sketched this!~

I could not wait to get into the shop to start working. (I'm not a great sketch artist, but the details were in my head)

The square bezels were a little trouble. I ended up melting one and having to re-do the other. But the rest seemed to flow well.

I adore the chain they are on. It is a pulled link alternating with smaller links. It has a more substantial look than regular curb chain but is so light. I have had this for a while and I am going to have to do a little digging to find out where I got it so I can get more!

Well, I hope you like what came off the bench today. I'm pretty pleased.

They'll be up in the shop later today.