by Brenda Honey
I have been mucking around with a friend’s rough topaz and have done two things. One piece I left rough and gave it a light skin polish, then mounted it in a silver basket which I made. I tried to make it look like a bloke could wear it on a black leather necklace. It looks a bit blue in one photo but it’s almost clear from the top.
The other I faceted and purchased a commercial setting for it. Yet again the photos do not capture the sparkle of the gem.
- Photo 1 – working out the good from the ugly.
- Photo 2 – pre forming.
- Photo 3 – half way there.
- Photo 4 – finished.