had a new student start making a bezel set ring today. This girl has
patience and better fine motor skills than me when I started. It is a
real joy to teach someone who actually listens and not rush. She had
no problem being told this ring will take you 5 hours and you will
probably make a mess of it.
She has made a basic gem set ring, bezel cup soldered to a shank. It
went well but hey that is hobby land technically. This ring is a
professional piece and needs high level skills to make well. I made
500 before they were flawless and made like lightning.
What has this girl really going is the stone a really nice colour
amethyst cab 9x7 mm. Cost $6.
Ladies do love a pretty rock and what more inspiration does this kid
(she is 16) need than to set a stone she loves into a ring for
Already she has learnt to let the tools do the work and is already
using a pick to solder.
She has a long way to go but…
all the best