Today is the reveal for the Prong Setting Challenge hosted by Artisan Whimsy's Metal Team. At the heart of this challenge is a wonderful tutorial by Staci Smith on how to make a prong setting for a cabochon. (here is the link for her tutorial) This is actually my first attempt at such a project and I found Staci's directions very doable, even when I didn't have all the items needed. The thrill for me in all this was that I was able to solder these prongs in place. I had never done something like that before.
After I made the piece I chose not to put it in pickle because I just love the reds and blacks that the torch left on the copper. They went so well with my ceramic pendant. I used a pendant because I didn't have a cab readily available. And actually the pendant I used was one I thought hadn't turned out well. But here on the copper with those prongs, it got a whole new life. I used screw rivets to attach it to a burgundy leather cuff bracelet blank that I had on hand. Luckily for me these two burgundies go perfectly together. The background is a piece of wood from our 1850's barn.
Thanks so much Metal Team and Staci for this inspiring and wonderful learning experience.
I hope you will check out the other participants in this blog hop. The list follows:
view showing the leather cuff
Blog Hop Participants