Moving quickly along to solitaire prong setting, Blaine directed us through bur control, angle alignment, vector tightening and the finer details that separate the average goldsmiths from the great goldsmiths. Tiny adjustments can make a world of difference. It is in the details, but the details don't really take that long. They can make a huge impact visually.
I received a package of my work back this weekend from a gallery that unfortunately closed it's doors. So many things I missed or just glazed over. Not that any of it was horrible, just not what I want to pass as ok anymore. Oh the humanity!!! Naw, now I can see the little things that can make a difference in the overall appearance. Next week starts bead setting!! I've never done it before. This should be an interesting ride...Hang on! It's gonna get bumpy!
Metalsmithing maven and mind behind Renee Ford Metals. I make the plain look interesting with fire, hammers & cool tools.