Well, it’s very late May 2012 and I was bored out of my mind still waiting for a job to pop up and I got a lot of money from my tax returns. Yay! So I decided that I will be taking another jewelry class during the summer because it’s cheaper due to being only 10 weeks instead of the usual 12 week semester.
There was a bit of a snit at first because I had basically taken most of the jewelry classes at SVA. So my choices were down to Cold Method Jewelry and Beginners Class with Silver, a beginners class I haven’t taken before. Since I still have those earrings I wanted to finish, I took the latter.
It was weird taking a beginners’ class because I already knew everything, but my professor was cool letting me go off to do my own thing. So while the class was doing course lowdown for the semester, I worked on my earrings.
So on the first week, I sawed the bulging black plate pieces out using a pretty delicate saw so it won’t rip off the bezel off the branch then you a while buffing wheel to smooth it down even further. In the end, it still had visible pieces as shown in the picture above. My professor advised me that I should cut off the pieces of black plate that was hiding under the tiny bezel, but I decided not to because I was scared it will fudge up support of the small bezel.
I missed class on June 11 because the previous Wednesday on the 6th, I managed to get offered a job! Yay! But there was a snit in the paperwork that made me have to miss a class to fix it. Boo. But I will be asking for a make up class, so no biggie.
The following week on the 18th, I changed my mind on the decision to leave the small excess back plate alone and sawed it out and continue to smooth out the edges for a cleaner look. Too bad I forgot to take a picture of it. Pfft.