part of it is that the each challenge has made me a better jeweler. I am going to class each
day with the mindset that I am going to work and must get so much done as it is my job and
I must be efficient. So far that has worked very well for me.
Today was a wonderful day of doing a few things that I had not done before. Each thing
came pretty easy for me, even though there was a slight hint of trepidation in my heart
when I started out this morning. Once again, I got into that mindset, that I must get this
done for a customer and it must be done correctly and without error.
I was working on 3 six prong solitaires and a beveled bright cut. Taking the proper care
to do each step correct and with careful detail.
I glanced at my clock, and realized I only had 15 minutes of class left. I had one more prong
to push down on a six prong solitaire. I thought, "let me finish this up and I will only have to shape the prongs and polish in the morning." I couldn't get the last prong to lay flat against the stone so I pushed with my prong pusher just a bit harder and...............................
my prong pusher slipped....in doing this I created a piece of "art" that I titled ''Windy Day''.
All I could do was laugh! It was such a funny sight to see! I am so glad that it was me that made this uh-oh. In the morning I get the opportunity to ''repair" this piece. I figure it will take about 15 minutes at the most.
So, for all of you who do not like the sculpture I have created, rest assured, it is just temporary.
It will not look like this tomorrow by lunch. I will post a pic of the ''repaired'' ring in a future blog.
Life is gloriously grande!