Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lapis Heart and Sterling Silver Bracelet

This one was a custom order for a friend. It was a hard one for me to figure out. She wanted ornate, frilly wirework, but I needed to be sure the stone was fully supported on the back. Lapis is a soft stone and I worried that, if it wasn't covered properly on the back that it would break on a bracelet. My solution was to use sterling sheet for a backplate and solder the wires for the cuff onto the back of the backplate. I drilled holes into the sheet to use for the netted bezel.