So, I finally finished my first project in platinum. See below:
I don't know why I was so reluctant to start making things in platinum. It just seemed intimidating for some reason. I remember when I first opened up shop. I had so little experience! It is shocking when I look back on it. I was so nervous about EVERYTHING. Everything was a cause for worry. There was just so much I didn't know (it's still that way, incidentally) and it made it hard to know what to expect. I like to know what to expect. I'm not a nervous person, not at all. But I NEED to know what to expect, even if it what to expect is bad and hard and intimidating. As long as I have a general idea of how it will go, I'm fine.
Anyhoo, I shouldn't have been nervous. It was bit harder to finish (i.e. polish), but the stone setting was very similar to palladium. I really liked the color as well. It was very white, and the weight! I love the weight of platinum. I'm toying with making this ring in platinum for my wedding band:
All right, I think I need to wrap things up here, Mr. Gunter is trying to give me a hint about his needs and desires:
(That is the door that he is leaning against. Subtle, very subtle.)
p.s. I had my first fitting for my wedding dress yesterday (I'm having it made by a Cambodian tailor). It is going to turn out fantastic. Almost exactly what I was picturing! It's a bit excessively pretty, pretty princess, but I'm throwing caution to the wind (along with my radical feminism, apparently).