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2 weeks

Where DixSterling magic happens.

3 weeks

Prepping one of the amethyst studs.

4 weeks

Ready to cook up some copper colours.

4 weeks

Burnishing the bezel onto the cabochon.

1 month

Using a steel burnished to set stones in the bezels

2 months

Painters tape is great for protecting the piece while using steel burnished to set the stone.

4 months

Soldering station. Cool tools for hot work.

4 months

First stage in wide garnet ring.

4 months

Preparing the setting for triangle of BC jade.

6 months

A file to get the ends of the stepped bezel straight before soldering it closed.

6 months

Ring shanks are rounded by pounding them on a steel mandrel using a rawhide mallet.

6 months

Rings go through an ugly duckling phase before they become swans.

6 months

Burnishing bezels on the stones.

7 months

Cutting bezel wire for lapis studs.

9 months

Setting up to create a Christmas window for DixSterling.

10 months

Can't do a smooth bezel setting without my steel burnisher.

11 months

It takes a lot of file work to get those edges smooth and comfortable.

11 months

Cutting bezel wire to fit lapis cabochons.

1 year

Ready to set the garnet.

1 year

Brass brush to give Sterling silver a satin finish.

1 year

Using a file to smooth edges and inside of garnet ring.

1 year

Using a hammer to create a pattern on Sterling silver band.

1 year

Polishing the frame of the moonstone pendant.

1 year

Hole to make the setting lighter weight. Comfy earrings.

1 year

Source of inspiration: textures.

1 year

I used the steel burnisher to smooth the silver bezels over the stones.

1 year

Just polished. Love these earrings.

1 year

Following the plan to create pendant with great piece of BC jade.