After making the silver bands I measure the stones and get to work on the collets, to hold the stones, yep these are the collets - not so pretty - yet!
Collets prettied up with their prospective partners all ready to get it together. The stones must fit perfectly onto the inner rims inside these collets. Setting stones is the very last stage, so first the collet must be soldered onto the band.
Before the big polish.......
After the big polish, honestly polishing seems to take as long as the construction! They look gold here, but thats the light, they are still very much silver!
Could not resist popping the the stones in upside down - actually I prefer them this way!.
The finished beauties! They can be found in my Etsy shop inthesilverroom.etsy.com