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    Default A load of old scrap....

    In the absence of a rolling mill I'm using up bits from my little pot of scrap as best I can, and the current obsession with tiny CZs continues.
    Here's a ring and a couple of pendants, texturing on the surface of the ring (the top part) and the oval pendant was done with burrs. The ring shank was overheated/lightly reticulated and making this has made me realise how I can attempt another style I've been wanting to try - you canbe sure there'll be photos of that if I get it to work.

    Some of the 1mm CZs in the oval pendant were set a bit deep but that'll be a lesson for next time (there's bound to be a next time). And to think a week or so ago I was convinced that setting a 1mm stone would be something I'd never attempt, I'm a bit addicted now.

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    Thanks for looking.
    Deb

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    Ooh these are so lovely, I do love all your pieces, but usually have a favourite in the little collection you post pictures of and it's the ring - it's just stunning. Really love the texturing - I do love different textures and the contrast in those is just beautiful and such a pretty colour stone too. Can't imagine working with stones that little!

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animalnutty View Post
    Ooh these are so lovely, I do love all your pieces, but usually have a favourite in the little collection you post pictures of and it's the ring - it's just stunning. Really love the texturing - I do love different textures and the contrast in those is just beautiful and such a pretty colour stone too. Can't imagine working with stones that little!

    Karen
    Thank you for that, and the ring is super cute, I really love the colours of the blue CZs as well. To be honest other than not breathing them in the tiny stones are easier to work with than I imagined.

    Quote Originally Posted by alastairduncan View Post
    You have a thumbs up from me Deb.
    Thank you!

    I apologise if I seem to just constantly add photos of things I've made, I think I have a large case of imposter syndrome. Whenever I get this stuff made (and I know it's not technically advanced) I just think, "OMG, I just made that!"

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    And I'm sure it's the therapy you need just now. The days would be very empty without my nose to the benchpeg. Dennis.

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    Oh definitely Dennis, my sanity (in all of the ways that it is tested) is saved by the time I spend thinking about and researching how I can do something, and the time spent working/melting/hammering/playing is the perfect mix of frustration and exhilaration.

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