prong-setting1One of the fabulous things about being able to solder is being able to set stones, beach glass, and other items in settings of my own design.

Right now, I am enjoying exploring prong settings.  I am currently interested in prongs that are somewhat exaggerated in size with a ball on the end.  I want them to be part of the overall design, not something that should barely be seen.

Last night, I completed this necklace.  I set a white mother of pearl stone on a hand-textured and darkened starling silver base with four prongs.  All beads used in the necklace are white or clear, leaving the almost distressed looking silver as the only dark element of the design.