Math and Metals ...

One huge fear about coming to Revere Academy was working with measurements. At home, I call my jewelry "design by accident.”  If earrings didn’t match, I’d simply lop one off or call them asymmetrical.

On Thursday, Nancy taught us a method for determining and trimming bezel size. (See last blog.) It's based on measuring the stone with the digital calipers and doing math. After I quit laughing at the thought of my math skills, I worked my way through the equation, and it was kind of miraculous.

Today I wanted to make a pendant for my sister-in-law. I never thought I'd actually complete it in the time I had. It isn’t perfect, but I knew the stone would fit. A liberating frisson blew through me!

Stone and Bezel