Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgoodness for Experiments

After the big dinner, laughter and hugs, I had a quiet night to sit and work out a technique I have been playing with. I like how it worked out. The piece is nothing special, but it was just an experiment to see if I could do it. And, it worked better than I thought it would. This is pretty long because of the bail I chose. It's 3 1/4 inches long, but the rhodochrosite was pretty long to start with.
At long last, I have some more silver on the way. I love copper, but some of my stones call for silver. I'm really excited to be able to do a nice silver piece and not worry about running out. Now, I just have to decide which I want to do first. :)
For the challenge at jMf I am going to be sampling some musical favorites today and waiting for something to start wrapping wire for me. :) If I am lucky, that's just what will happen. I love being inspired, it makes the work so much more fun.


  1. Beautiful! I love the stone, too.

    It's such a great feeling when an experiment not only works out, but turns out better than you expected, isn't it?

    I'm in the middle of an experiment, actually. So far, so good -- I'll post pictures soon. :)

  2. Hey Tela, This is beautiful! I really like this wrap and the stone is gorgeous! Of course I see the triangles. Once again, the cab is the star with the wrapping adding to the beauty. great to have it work out better than you expected!

    I am ready to order some silver, I have fallen for copper but you are right, some stones or designs call for silver.

  3. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, I always say, "I love it when a plan comes together." Quote from the A Team, of course. :)

    Love your blog, BTW!

  4. Hello Christine! Do you notice there are no bundle wires at the top or bottom? It came out way better than I thought it would- yes, it is awesome when that happens. Doesn't happen all the time, but great when it does.

    I ordered from Rio on Monday last week, today is a new Monday and it won't be here till Wed!!!! I am VERY unhappy about that. I know there was a holiday, but that is just uncalled for. I am so anxious to get that silver!


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