I am reading about gems and how they were incorporated into rings in Rome. Accordingly, I’m learning to set and design with stones. It’s a lot harder than it looks. When you see them in a jewelry case, they’re neat and orderly. Your eye can pick up a hairs’ width difference if everything is not perfect.
The prongs on the left are forward by a tenth of a millimeter, and yet you can clearly see it in this macro image. Practice, practice, practice.
Went traditional today. Put two half-round bands together and added 5 crown prong settings.
This ring is an idea. We have driver’s licenses to prove we can drive legally. The government has shown no interest in coming to take our vehicles from us, even though there’s no amendment protecting our cars, bikes, and trucks.
It would seem only reasonable that, if you are trained, insured, and can prove it, you could get a license to own and operate a military-style weapon like the Bushmaster. The license could be a ring such as the Romans used to prove someone was entitled to bear arms. A simple serial, RFID chip, or other security device can be added to identify a ring and owner much like our DMV and credit card issuers do.
Lets be honest, if the government took our cars, we’d be much more powerless to get to the revolution than if they took our guns. Cars go thousands of miles. Bullets go thousands of feet.
Played with wax wire for this casting to make the stone setting. Wax wire is about the same consistency as Twizlers. Ooooh! I should try to cast a Twizlers ring!
Polished a screw driver today in place of buying a fancy hammer. Worked well.