I made some new rings yesterday.  I make the base ring from 6mm silver wire, which is the hardest bit and usually ends up with me breaking my thumb nail. Don’t say I don’t suffer for my art! Then I get a nice long piece of 4mm wire and wrap it round the base ring and the gemstones, adjusting until it looks good. It’s pretty hard to balance gemstones on a bit of 6mm wire so that takes some time to get just right.

This one is amethyst. The round chips were a little bit hard to wrap, too shiny and smooth!  Amethyst is the birth stone for February.

This one is garnet, I love the dark red, wine colour.

and this one is red sea bamboo.

I’ll take some more photos tomorrow and get them up on Etsy soon!

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