Ammolite Awe Part 5 – Layout


Now that I have finished the repousse and the bezel for the ammolite, it’s time to start piecing together the brooch. I have to be certain of the layout and how both sections relate to the center fire opal gem. I will accomplish this mostly using the laser welder. The laser has opened up opportunities to create pieces that might not have been possible to create pre-laser. This is due to the fact that I can laser weld metal without heating the entire piece which would be harmful to most gems (including the Ammolite in this piece).


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