Today I was supposed to make a bezelllll....... Dang I hate that word.
I bend and I cut and I cussed and finally I got it pretty good.
Then I tried to put my fire agate in it and it was off not even a hair.
Just a teeny weeny tad. So I got the leather hammer
out and tapped lightly and .......
Oh well.. back to the drawing board ... Its actually a tighter joint than it looks too. But I dont have any stone to put it in. LOLOL
We also did some etching on metal. That was pretty cool.
You draw the design you want to remain the same with
sharpie ( I already told yall I wasnt an artist) Then you can
also coat the metal with fingernail polish which I did at the
bottom and use scribe or something sharp to make designs.
Like the grass:) LOL Then you put it in this etching stuff
called PCB which is what they use to etch circuit boards.
I loved this. The ladies that could draw made the designs
look Asian or Old world metal work. The area behind my
trees is the part that was etched.
After you take it out of the etching solution you neutralize it with ammonia and water.
Then this last part is a cab I did this morning to show Mark.
I bought this pendant off ebay a long time ago. It had some
cheap looking stone in it that fell out the first week. I have had it
in my to fix drawer. I had this slab a long time too
I think I got it from MaryAnn and Ralph.
I dont know what it is. So I made a cab for my pendant.
Mark the area around the pendant is supposed to be Yak bone.
It is carved and looks to be stained. Its either a Yak bone or a toenail from a Tibetian Monk:)