Bill is not one to wear a lot of jewelry, he likes it, but is not used to wearing much other than a watch and a wedding ring. So I made him this bracelet for Christmas. The lapis is a meaningful family stone. Looking at it, you would think that was a slam-dunk to solder, but au contraire...the smaller section that wraps around the wrist would heat up faster than the wider section and start moving around. Oy. I learn something with every project. But the end result is nice, don't you think?
Our advance copy of Step by Step Wire arrived this week. One of Bill's rings is being featured. Should be on the newsstands by the end of next week. We submitted the photos and written tutorial this past summer, so you sort of forget about it, and when the magazine shows up it's rather a surprise!