Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Casual, Ethnic, Hipster, Funky
Ammonite fossil, flat-backed shell bead, faceted dragon blood jasper beads, copper sheet, copper tube, assorted copper beads, stringing wire and crimp beads.
What was your inspiration?
I bought this fossil at a science surplus store because I liked its swirly shell pattern. Rather than tucking it away in a drawer somewhere, I decided to make a keepsake necklace.
What are you most proud of?
This was my first attempt at making a bezel from sheet metal.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When soldering the bezel, wrap bailing wire around the piece to keep the bezel wire snug against the sheet metal. Mine kept moving as the solder started to flow.