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Opal Ring by SoulStoneDesigns Opal Ring by SoulStoneDesigns
A commissioned piece, the client supplied me with this amazing opal doublet that has every color in the spectrum and asked for a SS cuttlefish cast ring. This is by far the best ring I've made - I cast the shank straight and spent a long time filing and forming it around the bezel cup. My fingers are definitely worse for wear - a blood blister (I hammered my finger - thankfully it was the rawhide mallet and not the steel chasing hammer!), three calloused fingertips, various places where I sawed into my skin by accident, and a file jab later, this ring is finished! Henry keeps trying to swipe it.

Sometimes the best pieces evolve around a stunning gem.

~Cynthia
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silvy-j Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
OMG!!! Amazing opal and excellent work!
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DetoxDowntime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
A very handsome piece
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rachelemmeline Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
so pretty!
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-marena- Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that stone is gorgeous O.o
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dreamer07079 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful ring! That stone is simply stunning, and you made the perfect ring for it.

And I totally feel your pain on the hand wounds lol. When I made one of my rings for school, I wound up with the same ailments haha. Hammering your finger with the rawhide mallet hurts like hell. Keep your blood blister covered with a bandage until it goes away. If you break it, it may come infected (though the urge to break it is almost impossible to ignore...). Glad your ring came out so amazing! :D
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Wow - This is amazing! :wow:
Seems like all the wounds were worth it! Too bad you have to give it up, huh?
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SoulStoneDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I know...I really loved this one.
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Well, you have SO MANY beautiful pieces in your gallery . . . I need to keep my eye on ya! ;)
I'm adding you :+devwatch:
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Zen-Art-Gallery Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Student Photographer
WOW - thats ALL i can say!!!!


how do you make these?
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SoulStoneDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
With a lot of cussing.
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