Wednesday, February 8, 2012

 Inspiration....where does it come from? I get inspired in many ways and often wish that my brain would stop so I could make all the ideas before more come to push them out of my mind.

As I look at my cabochons, they often tell me what they might like to be. The dichroic glass cab shown here is quite large and I love the colors. In January I put this cab on my silver bench and started thinking about what to do with it. I definitely want to bezel set this cab so the first photo shows that started. Bezel is usually fine (pure) silver and I make a bezel then solder it to a piece of sterling sheet to create a bezel cup that fits the cab perfectly. Many times I draw some ideas as I have here. I think that this will be a kick ass cuff, I have drawn an idea for the bracelet cuff on one side of the cab and think that I will go with this. I'll continue the photos of this project so that you can see the progression. Right now I'm working on Valentine orders but will get back to this soon, it keeps calling my name and I find it hard to ignore.

1 comment:

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Sounds like you're busy moving....but I'd love to see the finished cuff.

I'm fairly new to metalsmithing & loving it.