I'm about halfway through my jewelry fabrication class at The Art School and I'm still loving it. I'm super proud of my first two projects. So far I've made a twisted sterling silver ring (above) and a copper and stone pendant (below).
My family have all started making requests for birthday and Christmas gifts. . . I see a lot of rings and pendants in my future.
Not every project goes so smoothly . . .
Last night was the first class where I really struggled. Three hours of work, and this setting just wouldn't cooperate with me. . . I overly heated one side so it went saggy, I melted two prongs right off, one prong didn't solder correctly and popped right off, and I burnt my finger.
But on the upside, I feel much more at ease with the torch and I should be able to fix most of my mistakes next class.