This was a makeshift hammer rack on my forming bench. Unfortunately, the screws I used to put the rack in place broke, so off to the hardware store for some real metal screws and a rebuild.
Jaycie got a great shot of my hands while I was setting the stone into the personalized birthstone rings. Boy, I need a manicure!
Engraving on the inside complete!
Here is a quick photo showing you the starting process of making pieces in my studio. I melt the metal down in a crucible using a propane torch and pour it into a wire ingot mold. This is the start of a new ring.
Here's a shot of me working on a very special cross this past month. We used a mother's gold and diamond jewelry to melt down and make a new pendant.