Well, my beginning silversmithing class has ended. It was really fun and I do intend to take the next class when it’s offered again in about six weeks.
I burned myself on the last night (that figures) when I picked up this piece before I’d cooled it off in water. Not too badly, though, just enough to persuade me I didn’t want to do it again.
This pendant contains a Chinese Writing Stone – I’d never heard of this type of stone, but I chose it because the pattern looks like an open flower to me.
This is a pretty cool and interesting hobby. I was surprised to learn that you can really get started for about $200 and do all the things I did in class with the equipment you can purchase for that price – making basic rings and pendants with or without stones, and bracelets too.