allow me to gloat for a few moments:
two days ago i finished my Byzantine bracelet!
so happy with the results... although, i ve been surfing the net a bit and realize that it s not such a big feat apparently (what with all these expert jewelers around) except for the fact that i did solder the jumprings one by one, and my teacher said that i did do a good job, hehehe
also made the toggle clasp myself, so now i have a bracelet, completely and truly handmade
i really felt like a little kid in school when i took the bracelet out of the polishing tumbler, all shiny, a big smile pasted on my face that i just couldn t wipe off even when i got home (Sam thought it was all very funny)
amazing feeling, to think that i only started metalsmithing last september... and so much more to learn! YAY!
i have an idea for another ring now...