My next attempt was a couple of zodiac sign pendants. I did Pisces and Aries trying to really get in there and attempt fine carvings and details. They both came out nice, slightly heavy, but beautiful. It was a nightmare polishing them though, trying to be gentle with the sandpaper, careful not to erase the fine carvings.

I began making a Taurus pendant as well but didn’t cast it yet.

I really want to try and work with some stones (which I have plenty of since my days as an ebayholic) but I don’t know how. I found some good videos online on how to set stones in various techniques but none of them include the “no tools working on my computer desk technique” so I guess I’ll just have to experiment.