Large Bead Completed

by John Rasmussen on January 18, 2011

After trimming the ends of the composite stone. Ends made perpendicular to long axis. Then I pierced copper discs of 15 mm from a sheet of 23 ga copper. These were made into half domes using my dapping block and punches. Attaching these to the ends of the stone made a bead that is 36 x 15 mm. Now to design something to use the bead.


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John Rasmussen
66 year old retired educator (geology and emergency medical care) and practicing paramedic. I came back to my passion, rocks and minerals, then making gemstones and jewelry with them.
John Rasmussen
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Anne Bellissimo January 20, 2011 at 19:34

Thanks for posting. Beautiful.

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