I am so excited! Where to begin? I guess with my sister in law, who isn't a cat. I'll get to Cat in a minute.
My sister in law, whom I love like a sister, is one of my biggest fans. She has a lot of my jewelry and she wears it all the time. She has never asked for anything specific- she just chooses finished pieces that she likes. However, when she saw the bloodstone that I recently finished, she immediately claimed it. I was more than happy to make something special for her.
A very bloody bloodstone
The bloodstone is a large cab. (52mm long) I wanted to do something with it that would keep the pendant size down. I knew I would have to do a hidden bail. I got out my wire and started in. Normally, I would do a sketch. I can barely draw a stick figure. There is no way I could sketch what I had in mind. So, I just winged it.
Settling in with the basics first
The rock HAD to go!
A nice blurry action shot of Cat trying to make off with my wire bundle.
Don' get TOO comfortable! And, don't even think about knocking that pen down!
Turns out he was less interested in helping me with my project than with trying to get me to get him some of his new wet health food that he LOVES.
With meeting Cat's desires out of the way, I continued.
Lots of bending, fitting and marking ensued.
Almost there! Looks a mess doesn't it? There is a method to my madness!
Took awhile getting there, but the final product was worth it. (I think).
Finished Project- a hidden bail setting for a large stone.
The picture looks a hair off, but I assure you this hangs perfectly level.
I couldn't be more happy with this. Hopefully, my sister in law will love it, too.
Thanks for reading along...