and I did some searching and research to see if I could find a garnet of the same shape as the stone above, and so far I haven't found anything -_- I also asked my dad about the kiwi quarts stone above, and he said that the cut of this stone was a custom cut that he bought off a traveling salesman. So I'm not sure if I'll be able to find what we're looking for.
You are right about that. You have set your stones traditional way and I do like what I see. Setting are done with skill. Stones are level, and not too much metal is bent over stones. Stones seem to have good fit, tough I've seen loose settings in DA.
So for you. I'm just pondering about possibilities of glue. Maybe I should write a journal entry about it.
Glue has its uses, but some people use it because they are lazy.
But that's just because I had to work economically with that one. If I were to flush mount each of those stones into place, it'd take to long and I would've had to charge way to much for the piece Now if it were made of gold, that'd be another story...But now and then exceptions have to be made with silver.
But when I do glue stones into place, I don't use cheap super glue or anything. I use a professional grade jewelers epoxy that sets up strong as a rock.
I've pondered about price of silver jewelry. Doing everything by hand 'right way' takes ages and then price rockets up to the sky. People rarely buy overpriced stuff... so there are few options:
1) Don't care, price high and don't sell.
2) Find faster, cheaper ways to get to the goal and keep cash flowing.
3) Change to gold, that way work cost is smaller part of jewelry price than with cheaper metals.
But I have jewelry just as a hobby.
I can't even sell anything made from silver that weighs 10 grams or more or gold items that weigh over 1 gram. So, I can make jewelry for myself or give them away as a gift. Why? Our local requires stamped metals explaining name of maker and purity of metal.
It's pretty amazing what some people are capable of making by hand. It takes a lot of practice though I've been fabricating jewelry for about seven years now.....However, I wasn't able to sell anything that I made until just four years ago.
Kiwi quartz? I'm from New Zealand which is where the word kiwi comes from and I have never heard of kiwi quatz. I wonder is there any other name that the same goes by? Or is it a synthetically created stone?
this one is awsome!!
heart pendants are the best
although when I first saw it on the main page i was shocked, that you've made a heart pendant with a black stone, that'd be horrible, so much bad luck Y_Y