I have been honing and practicing my silversmithing skills recently! Here is what I've made:
Sterling Silver with New Lander Chalcosiderite stone (sister of turquoise)
Sterling Silver with Native Silver Ore from Canada and Holly Chalcedony from Oregon
Sterling with Fox Turquoise and handmade feathers
Fox Turquoise with Sterling Silver and handmade flowers.
I've got other stuff in the works right now and I haven't lost my love for diamonds. I'm currently working on combining silversmithing with pave diamond beads and components to bring all the jewelry up another level.
Each time I make something I can see that I am improving which is very encouraging. I should take a picture of my throw away pile though. It's quite large! Lol!
My favorite thing to make was the feather pendant with the turquoise. I want to keep working on designs like this but incorporating all different stones.
What do you think I should try?