My first netted bezel  

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I've practiced the netting some more and as I couldn't find a neat way to make the coil secure, I tackled Delia's second tutorial, the netted bezel. I recognise that it's not something to be proud about, I need a lot of work to get it right, but I'm excited as I've actually finished it and the stone is sitting safely and secure in the netting. I see nice potential here, I will practice more, as I have some nice stones at home that I can use for it.
Here are the front and the back of the bezel.


So to reward myself for finishing off my first piece, I made this pink pair of rhodonite earrings with bali and sterling. The color of the stones is really gorgeous, I bought them from somebody on Etsy.

Wow I just realised while writing this last paragraph how lucky I am that I know to make jewelry. Other times I would reward myself with a chocolate cake or a pat on the back...now I reward myself with a piece of semiprecious jewelry *grins*.


1 comments: to “ My first netted bezel

  • Delia Stone
    January 6, 2008 at 6:05 AM  

    This is actually nice work for your first attempt at this tutorial. I know you are probably like me - your own worst critic - however, you are totally on the right track here, and that IS something to be proud of. It takes a good deal of practice to get this needle lace thing down and you're well on your way. Each one will get tighter and more uniform as you go. Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing more of your work with this technique. :)

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