This is the sketch I began with minus the bar at the top with the 3/4 jump rings attached at the ends.
The triangle bezel has been soldered to its own back plate and soldered to the large piece which encompasses the entire design.
The reason the image looks so white is because it's been in a "pickle" or acid bath. There have been several solderings in this design. Eight bezels, a square piece of wire and a few squiggles! Slow and steady and keeping each solder in its own place.
Here are the eight stones which will go into my design. The main stone being the inspiration for this design: a Mexican Crazy Lace Agate. I purchased this beauty from Gypsy Vic online. It has a small druzy to the left front and has the most amazing color....probably the most red I've ever seen in this type of stone. It tips just a bit into the orange spectrum which made me want to add Carnelian to the design and of course that wonderful black onyx that my fellow jewelry designers often pass over because of its commonality. I find the combination of these stones to be a wonderful expression of creativity and design and color.
So...... since I'm still knee deep in the process here, I will leave you to continue and I will be back with the end results and hope that you will "tune in" for it and find the "comment" button just below this post to write your thoughts and comments to me. Some of you email me with them, which is also fine, either way I genuinely love knowing you're out there!!!