This ring started life as a bracelet. And then I learned you CAN over heat silver. Oopsie. After the initial horror at ruining 3 weeks of hard work*, it was kind of cool to see the silver suddenly** melt, drip, hit my leg and fall to the floor. 😀 Luckily, I was wearing a sturdy apron so I did not ruin my pants as well.
And now I have a ring. Hammered sterling, azurite-malachite stone.
* Note to self (and others taking metalwork classes): If the thought “I should ask my teacher if this is a good idea.” goes through your mind, don’t ignore it and think, “Nah, I am sure it will be fine.” Because it probably won’t be.
**By suddenly I mean after several minutes of intense flame directed at the metal. Should have seen it coming.