Student Norma Fries of www.notyourmothersjewelry.com made this gorgeous pendant in my stone setting class. Unfortunately the firey Larbadorite stone broke prior to setting so Norma made an additional piece (smoothe portion on the right hand side) which covered the broken part and made the piece more interesting overall. Hats off to Norma.
Sporting this grande cuff after working on in for 15 hours in a class I took this weekend. It was a tedious but interesting process. The cuff is made of sterling silver and is oxidized. The instructor was Davide Bigazzi who is a local jewelry artist in Menlo Park.