laurieopal (laurieopal) wrote,

Rings and Things

I'm working late but I wanted to post. 

I set the rings for Wiscon tonight and did a final polish on a pendant commission in electrum. Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. (It's found mostly in ancient jewelery and coins.) My electrum is half sterling silver and half 14kt gold. It's a lovely pale "moon" gold color.  I haven't worked in it in a long time, but I think I may do more work in it soon.

I have two new "creature" commissions right now. I have a very detailed one for a cat wrapped around a small gorgeous blue sapphire for an ear stud.  I'm actually working from particular cat portraits. I'm planning even in this tiny size of having a "feeling" of the portrayed cat although certainly nothing truly explicit.

And I'll be making a bronze pendant with octopus/octopi holding a natural garnet crystal for my friend SJ.

Looking forward to Wiscon.

Mood:Done for the Night
Tags: art jewelry, jewelry, wiscon

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