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4 days

You CAN cut circles with a jewelers' saw but a disc cutter leaves more time to focus on what to do with your silver circles.

1 week

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

2 weeks

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

2 weeks

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

4 weeks

Burnishing bezels on the stones.

1 month

Cutting bezel wire for lapis studs.

2 months

Tiny turquoise cabs for dangle earrings.

3 months

Getting ready for Christmas at DixSterling.

3 months

Setting up to create a Christmas window for DixSterling.

5 months

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

6 months

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

6 months

Cutting bezel wire to fit lapis cabochons.

6 months

Shot to show scale.

6 months

Burnishing tube settings for tiny turquoise cabochons. Summer earrings.

6 months

Ready to set the garnet.

7 months

Brass brush to give Sterling silver a satin finish.

8 months

Reticulated Sterling dangles and tiny turquoise cabs about to match up.

8 months

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

8 months

Polishing finished pendant. Turquoise and sterling silver.

9 months

Setting tiny turquoise cabs on reticulated Sterling dangles.

9 months

Polishing the frame of the moonstone pendant.

10 months

Source of inspiration: textures.

10 months

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

11 months

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

1 year

Pretty things come to you in pretty packages from DixSterling.

1 year

Layout for earth tone necklace.

1 year

Polishing settings for sunstones.

1 year

Preparing to set sunstones.

1 year

A self taught lesson: always hammer silver for texture BEFORE you cut out the pieces you plan to use. You get a uniform texture pattern and do not distort the edges.

1 year

Preparing the setting for a piece of BC jade.