After all the beads were ready and all my stone seats were carved out, the process of setting stones began. You follow a criss-cross or zig-zag pattern to set the stones by bringing the metal over a stones edge and using a beading tool to make a round half sphere to give the piece a finished appearance. For my first attempt, I am pleased. I want to repeat this same layout a few more times to work out issues and challenges.
Metalsmithing maven and mind behind Renee Ford Metals. I make the plain look interesting with fire, hammers & cool tools.