Friday, March 12, 2010
My Mommy's birthday gift...
My Mom's birthday is on Tuesday, and as usual I waited until the last minute to decide what I wanted to make. My Mom isn't too much into earrings, which are my favorite thing to make, but loves pendants. She has several religious jewelry items, and we had discussed my making her a cross.
I'm not entirely sure it will be her style, maybe a little too big, maybe a little too ornate, but I love it.
I am 95% happy with my workmanship on this one. I am so glad I made it on so many levels. It really tested my new found skills. It is the largest piece I've made to date. (about 2 3/8" long and 1 7/8" wide) Let me tell you. That big of a piece of silver takes awhile to heat up enough to melt hard solder. At least with my torch. I even set off the smoke detector! And that was WITH the ventilation system on.
I think I will have to make another for the shop! I'm picturing this with a bright colorful stone. We shall see.....
I know there is a bunch of shots in this post, but I'm trying out new backgrounds. Can I get votes on your favorite background?