|The Classic Goldsmith by Mark Maxwell|
I feel I need practice at fabrication so I am fabricating something similar to the first project, the Edwardian style brooch.
|Edwardian style brooch|
I also feel I am too dependent on the laser welder. Even when I am soldering I like to tack things in place with the laser before soldering, so I am making the brooch without using the laser at all.
This last pic is where I stopped Saturday night. It's going pretty slowly. I don't have a lot of time to work on it and I am making it to the best of my ability. I really enjoy working that way, going slowly and doing things as good as I can. I'll post all the process photos after I finish it.
|Checking the fit before I solder|
Another thing I have been working on is flush setting. It's one of my favorite types of setting and also probably the one that I need the least amount of practice at. Still I am trying to improve all my setting skills and this one is easy to do without preparing anything in advance, like bezels or prong settings, or channels.
|Flush setting practice|