Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Seating a Prairie Agate Stone into a Silver Bezel
Hi guys, this is what I was working on yesterday. I'll be 'seating' it today. I'm done sawing, filing, pickling, neutralizing the pickle on the piece and am happy with the overall design
Next step....build the seat for the bezel so she doesn't rock. Rocks that rock in their bezel are not so much fun. (The silver will be totally cleaned up before I seat the stone.) I also have a sweet cut-out on the back side because this is one gorgeous little stone and the wearer will see it on both sides.
This is a custom piece requested from a sweet gal out in the prairie, and because it's a custom order, it's so much more wonderful to create.
Oh and on the home front, hubby is back at work! My life here in the studio will be easier, and the big guy is definitely on the mend. It was a busy weekend working, taking care of him and other chores (I know you guys have been there, done that!)
Also, I dyed my hair yesterday, again an attempt to avoid very high cost of going to the salon. My hair has an interesting blue tint to it. I noticed this morning the blue is only in some areas. I'm wondering if this occurred because it was previously hilited. (I'm learning as I go.) Oh, and thanks Sheri, she's not only an awesome jeweler, she gives out great hair ER advice on FB!!!