Work in progress….yes…. it all starts somewhere. An idea sparks the imagination and you just go with it. I have many ideas but seems that there’s not always enough time…. a universal problem…lol. When I do have an idea I run through what my steps will be and how I’ll get there.
For the cuff bracelet I’m about to show it started with a plain piece of silver sheet. I sawed the length and width I wanted and added elements that I thought would fit with my idea.
When I arrived at this point…. sometime later….. I needed to pick a stone that would work with the look of the bracelet. I loved this Kingman turquoise so I proceeded to make the bezel.
I made the bezel and soldered it to the cuff and also added a few more elements.
Still a work in progress….lol. Here I’ve oxidized the cuff before I start bringing the silver to life again and setting the stone.
This is my finished cuff bracelet with a beautiful Kingman turquoise. It took some time to complete but I love the way it turned out.
Different views for you. I added the word *loved* to the inside.
These are some pics of two rings that were a work in progress this past week. I hand forged some bands that I thought were really cool. I was going to leave them this way but I thought some pretty stones would look great with them.
I made decisions on the gemstones and proceeded to make the bezels. I then oxidized before I revealed the silver.
Two finished sterling silver rings. One has a Nevada Boulder turquoise and the other has a Larimar cabochon. Love them!!
Those two rings can be found in my shop HERE.
I love to follow a work in progress. Even though it’s extremely satisfying to complete a work …. I also find the journey most gratifying.
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My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ with my man, Rob. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!