... you complete a ring that was made completely by you, with tools and materials supplied by mother nature and innovation.
This cabochon is the first I felt comfortable setting in sterling and placing in the shop to sell. When I placed it in the ring face it popped into place with such grace, such ease: I've been taught well!
The material is Crazy Lace with an internal drusy pocket: those of you who know me well know that I kinda sometimes cannot bear crazy lace, because it can be super-extra-loco-cokooo-for-cocopuffs crazy in the pattern department, and I like order in banding.
This was the first rough rock I picked up, nearly two years ago, long before I ever knew I'd begin cabbing my own.
I am a lucky girl to have learned this work from an expert in the field and of late I have been receiving kind, encouraging words from some of my lapidary heroes. Thanks :)
It also helps that a dear new friend is learning with me, traveling down these addictive unfamiliar lapidary waters together; a great way to go.
This is a Fire Seedling ring.
It is a size 7
and will be in the Metal Shop a little bit later!