dainty cross charm with Peridot
I love peridots , they are with sapphires and garnets one of my favorite stones . The vibrant green always reminds me of spring and nature and fresh mowed grass .
drew on some 18 gauge sterling sheet
I used a template made from plastic as I am not so good in drawing straight lines especially if it is so tiny . There are tons of templates out there , sometimes I make my own template out of 20 gauge brass . there is another small pendant i will make later on .
cut out with jewelers saw and 1/0 saw blades
I also added a little circle for the hole for the jump ring as I am terrible in soldering on rings for the bails ( I always melt the metal)
soldered a bezel cup onto the cross
threw it in a cleaning solution
the cleaning solution is called Pickle and will get rid of all the black oxidation