Be Bold

I’ve already started my next piece with one of the new stones.  It’s this dreamy round Jasper cabochon.  This bold stone is getting a bold setting in a necklace….with handmade chain.  I’m also thinking reversible.  Yeah…that’s the ticket….reversible!!

It all starts with a bezel.  I’m using Argentium Sterling silver sheet for the backing and fine silver for the bezel.  Argentium silver is highly tarnish-resistant so it’s great for those who get tired of polishing their jewelry.  The bezel ring is first soldered together with hard solder, then soldered to the backing sheet with medium solder. Next I will trim the edge, cut out the backing sheet, and give it a first polish.  See you tomorrow!

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