|Fire Agate Pendant with Chased Setting|
I bought this exceedingly good Fire Agate on ebay:
That is an actual picture I took.... wild stone. I probably should have cleaned the stone first, those specks aren't chips but lint.
So I set about trying to figure out what to do with an abnormally shaped stone with just strong uhmm... power(?).
I decided to make a pendant with citrines, to complement the stone, and attempt to re-create the stone in sterling on the back of the setting.
So, first some chasing:
|That seems about right.|
Now a setting:
|Little More Better|
|The chasing is all the way through the metal, so it shows from the inside. I had to figure out how to keep the base fairly level and still have a lot of depth on the outside.|
Now add (set) some citrines:
This was a super fun and fairly successful project. It probably took about 30 hours, believe it or not.
A few more photos:
|my wife goofing off at the art show|