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On my bench this week!

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Stone Setting 
It has been a creative week in the studio. I received some gorgeous labradorite teardrops recently and made this ring a few weeks ago. Earrings and a pendant design started to emerge in my head.



I made some fine silver balls and stamped them with these flower images to use as embellishments for the earrings and pendant. Dental floss is a must when checking the fit of the stones!




It has taken me a long time to be confident about soldering posts onto the back of earrings. I am sorry I didn't take...
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Soldering Journey Part 3

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Soldering 

Part 3 15 August 2012

My challenge for last weekend was to jump in the deep end and solder bezel settings onto rings. I had done some practice soldering rings from copper but hadn't tried using more expensive metal so I started off my adventure using 8g half round sterling silver wire and made a number of rings for myself.

What I really wanted to do though was solder a bezel setting onto a ring. I had a few purchased bezel settings so I thought I would prefer to ruin them rat...


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