Dear metalsmith friends,
We hope all is well and that you've enjoyed a few summer breaks. Sunshine is the best rejuvenator, creating renewed enthusiasm
and plenty new ideas to make on the jewelry workbench.
The 2016 Summer Agta Awards awards winners were recently announced.
It is always good to see what the latest trends and skill levels are.
There are many categories, from bridal wear to business wear and best use of colour.
Ewa writes: "Hi Hans, I would like to thank you so much for your tutorial about gem carving. I have never carved or cut gems before
but I always dreamt about it. I finished my gem two weeks ago and today I would like to share my work with you and send
a picture of my ring.
Once again thank you so much for all. Thank you for sharing you knowledge with us. Thank you, thank you!"
Ewa, that is absolutely amazing, absolutely beautiful and absolutely impressive.
I don't think there is anything I like more than someone who uses one of my tutorials and then proceeds to MASTER it. I especially like the way you carved the back of the flower petals because it shows that you have a good grasp of the light play in a gemstone.
Thank you for sharing your work with us, Ewa.
And lastly as a sign-off....a truism, I received on my Facebook feed.