Monday, August 12, 2013

Gettin' Closer

Remember these?
We're getting closer to having actual completed pieces of jewelry on our hands!
Two rings and a tiny pendant for my three sisters.
Each one is going to hold just a tiny bit of crazy lace agate for a shot of color.
These have just been dunked and oxidized, and now they need a good rub down to bring out the silver shine.
It's taken me so long to finish them because I had a little trouble with my tank leaking gas and totally ran out about two weeks ago. My kind husband ran to the welding place for me and switched out my tank and we're back in business!
This was my first attempt at granulation and I must say, I HATE, HATE, HATE it.
I had such trouble getting the little balls soldered into place, I doubt seriously you'll ever see these little bits on my work again. (Though I may end up eating my words here, you never know and practice makes perfect!)

I wanted to thank everyone who participated in my tutorial sale!
I really am glad you were able to get your hands on the tutorials you want. I only do these sales maybe twice a year and can you believe it's already August?
I'll post some photos of these as soon as I get the stones set and before they head to their new homes.
Have a great Monday!  


  1. Nice touch. -the granulation. ;)

  2. Yes! Granulation is a pain in the butt but it sure looks nice. :)

  3. Marvelous, Miss Marcie! So glad to see you back at it again. Give that little one a snuggle for me! Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. Butting in here, they're pretty pieces but this isn't granulation.

    Granulation is the process of *fusing* hundreds or even thousands of incredibly tiny granules onto a piece of jewelry or other artwork. No solder is used, the connection is made through getting both the granules and the underlying metal hot enough that the surface melts and the metal fuses together.

    If you'd like to see what granulation actually looks like, there are some very fine examples from the middle ages and Renaissance eras.