This is work I just love doing. My psyche is to make curved and sensual jewellery.
Set with a trillion Tanzanite and Sandawana emeralds and diamonds—lekker stuff.
Okay, so this Weblog started as a diary of all the things I make ( more or less ) and so the following pictures are a roll call of the other jewellery that I have made.
Solitaire 1ct diamond set in a tube . ( sorry for the bad pic )
Dress ring set with diamonds.
Fused gold pendant set with diamonds. This piece was made out of the wedding bands of her parents that had passed on.
I really like working and forging material that has a history to people.
Fused gold ring .
Hoop earrings set with diamonds from old jewellery.
A carved amethyst that I have still to set into a ring.
I don’t post any of the ‘normal’ facetted stones that I cut from day to day. Very boring to see and a mission to photograph.
I cut about 80 stones per year on average.
Nevertheless, polishing stones require polishing laps and these wear out and become out of true quite quickly.
Here I am truing up my Batt lap on my lathe.
Normally I have to true a lap up after 60 stones or so, but ‘ol bright eyes here decided to apply 3000 grit to a bat lap.
I did not like it at all. So I had to resurface it to bring it back to 50,000 grit
I cut from rough to 1200 then to 8000 and then t0 50,000 final polish.
This is ring that I have carved in wax to accept the carved Citrine that I posted a post or two back.
I want to cast it into 18ct gold this coming Sunday.
Today was a beautiful blue sky day. ( Never mind the traffic )
I will remember these days from this island , as I also remember these same days from Botswana………
We go forward, as always………………