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[Nov. 26th, 2008|11:54 pm]
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Ok, folks, this is the stuff that I have been trying to make happen since before the Steampunk Con. After several casting mishaps, including doing great damage to my vacuum table, I finally have some new parts.

This is a pin. Both ovals rotate, and thus turn each other. the entire thing is about 1.25 inches long. I plan to make a ring with these ovals as well. These are silver, but my poor lighting makes them look brassy.

Here is another view, to show them turned a bit:

Colored gemstones are close to my heart, so I just had to make stacking rings that rotate each other too:

The faceted stone is a 6mm lab-grown sapphire, and the cabochon is an 8mm blue topaz. These are the first ones, and I can set many different stones into these. I can also make any size ring.

I'm so relieved to have these done, but I don't have many for stock. this weekend I'll be at the Mendocino Art Center Holiday Fair, and at least I will have a few to show. The oval pins are $65 ea, but I don't yet know what the rings will cost - I have to look up what I paid for the stones. More than $60, less than $100, but I'll need to calculate some stuff in the morning after I have had some sleep. I was just so excited I had to post. Woo-Hoo!

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[User Picture]From: eowyna
2008-11-27 08:09 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: learnteach
2008-11-27 08:12 am (UTC)

As soon as I get a job,

I'm buying those!
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[User Picture]From: helblonde
2008-11-27 08:16 am (UTC)
I love the rings!
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[User Picture]From: rustmon
2008-11-27 11:44 am (UTC)
wow! coooool!
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[User Picture]From: kahnegabs
2008-11-27 02:15 pm (UTC)

What a clever design!
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[User Picture]From: danabren
2008-11-27 04:00 pm (UTC)
Those are painfully awesome.
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[User Picture]From: cayswann
2008-11-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
I adore that the lighting made them look like brass! *giggle*
Very nicely done, as always!
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[User Picture]From: barongiles
2008-11-28 03:54 pm (UTC)

Purty dang cool!

Intricate and intriguing, as always. :)
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[User Picture]From: lorelei01
2008-11-29 02:05 am (UTC)
Those look so cool! I especially like the second picture of the pin. The first one made it hard to see that they were ovals and not circles for some reason. And I don't normally do two rings on one finger, but those are too darn cool! I might have to break my rule ;-)
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[User Picture]From: j_i_m_r
2008-11-29 02:48 am (UTC)
The rings are cool. I'd like to get that. I'll also need a replacement for my Laurel ring since I gave mine to a friend in An Tir.
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[User Picture]From: dame_cordelia
2008-11-29 03:20 am (UTC)
Ooh cool rings!

And I need a pair of pearl ear rings next time I see you. Jingles?
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