Saturday, December 3, 2011

Roseus 2.0

Same stone new look. 
BEFORE: Roseus, Daniel Icaza, 2011, Fine Silver, Rose Quartz
The first time I made a ring with this stone I created the odd little ring above. It was a nice ring and really did the stone justice, unfortunately I knew that the setting was not very stable and that it would probably not hold the stone for long.

Whenever I make little experiments like this I always let friends (usually Kaylee) use them to see how they hold up. Sure enough after a few months of wear and tear the stone became loose and I was compelled to make some thing new as this experiment was not very succesful (as I had forseen).

AFTER: Roseus 2.0, Daniel Icaza, 2011, Fine Silver, Rose Quartz
As sad as it is to not have our efforts work out the first time, one of the great appeals of metalsmithing is that one can always melt stuff down and try again...   Hopefully this reincarnation lives longer (I'm pretty sure it will).

More new things on the way, so I'll be back ASAP!
Until next time.
Peace And Love

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