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Jade Stud Earrings

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Friday, September 27, 2019, In : Soldering 

Soldering those little pieces can be such a juggle...

but sometimes the solder flows perfectly!!!

Posts on, a pre-polish and oxidize, and ready to set!

And here they are all finished!

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Soldering a ring band onto a stone setting

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Monday, September 23, 2019, In : Rings 

Setting up the ring for soldering. It's a fine balance. Drawing lines with a fine sharpie pen helps me check that the band stays in the correct position when the flux starts to heat up and bubble.

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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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Today's Inspiration

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Friday, May 23, 2014, In : Stone Setting 
Gosh, my blogging ability is appalling. It has been too long since I have been here :(

My inspiration for this week has been this piece of Zen:

No 5 is the one calling me this week. Today I did just that - put a bit of space between things and I feel joyous and the creative juices are flowing.

My daughter has been home from her singing job travelling the world and she always inspires me. She has taken back a few of my pieces including this hematite ring:

I felt so inspired I made myself a turquo...
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My Stone Setting Course 2014

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Friday, April 18, 2014, In : Stone Setting 
My nine week stone setting course is now over and I thought I might post some photos of the projects we did:

  1. I think one of the most valuable thing I learned from this course was making my own tools to suit each job.

  2. This was the first ring, a sterling silver casting with a single stone setting. The scariest part of this setting was cutting the channel inside the setting with a hart bur. We soon became very proficient at using these burs. The plus side of cutting a channel rather than a seat f...

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