First we had to get the tools together. The Typist allowed me to use her nice pliers.
Then I had to pick a stone. I got to raid the Typist's special secret stash!
I chose a pretty one that matches my bill! The Typist told me that it is Baltic Amber.
The we had to get the wire. The wire is very skinny. This is a good thing or I would never be able to rassle it into a jewelry shape. Can you imagine me rassling a rebar???
This skinny wire is a special type of sterling silver called Argentium. That means it will not tarnish and it does not have nickels in it. Dimes either, I think. I had to cut it very carefully.
Once the wires were cut the right size, I had to tape them together. The tape got a little bit wild on me.
Once I had the tape safely on the wires, I had to mark it so I would know where to add more wire and bend it and stuff. The Typist let me use her Secret Squirrel Marking Formula. That was very nice of her.
Then I had to take a break. Making jewelry is complicated and tiring.
Part 2 will be tomorrow. (Update: Here is part 2!)