Type of item: Accessory
Copper sheeting, Copper wire for bail, Customer's stone for setting.
What was your inspiration?
The customer sent me the stone with the original intent of wire wrapping it. When it arrived, it was much thinner than I expected. I decided to try a tab setting instead, and to make the tabs part of the design as well as serving their purpose of holding the stone. I distressed it first with a flathead screwdriver, then hammered it more on the rough concrete step off my porch.
What are you most proud of?
This is my first setting piece. I couldn't have asked for any better result.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I took a class on metal pendant making, learning to use the jeweler's saw was key to this project. That is the easiest way I know to make interior cuts.