21 August 2009

The Accomplishment of the Week

I built a crown. From scratch. Attempt #1 melted. Attempt #2 worked!

Now I have to make it fit down into the pendant, and solder that...without melting anything. Slightly stressful, but quite exciting if it works. I also got my chain today, so this hopefully will be finished and fancy by the end of next week.

(I was too lazy to set up decent lighting, so it is dim.)

I have yet to decide if I want to have the secondary stone in a bezel below the citrine. I'm thinking it will be skipped. Decision has to be made before the citrine is set, so we'll see in a few days.

08 August 2009

Internet ridiculousness

So, I'm in the process of developing a Facebook Fan Page for my jewelry creations. If you are so inclined, you may become a fan:

Kathlyn Kremer on Facebook

(End self-promotion)

This weekend I finish the "batwax", it cast up perfectly, so I guess it's no longer a batwax. I always cross my fingers and toes when I let the centrifuge go. I have yet to get an incomplete casting though. I think the centrifuge is far more reliable than the vacuum from school, however the centrifuge at school was a bit terrifying. I'm sure most of my former classmates would agree.