My latest series of flops involved gallery bezel wire. Delicate and lacy, it looks so pretty when it's wrapped around a stone. It doesn't look so pretty when it's melted into a blob, which is what I've managed to do every time I tried to make a bezel with it.
In an uncharacteristic fit of adult thinking, I realized that I had been trying to run before I even learned to walk. I had never wrapped a stone with a plain bezel, let alone a fancy filigree bezel. So a baby step was needed, but pragmatic me was still battling with adventurous me, so the baby step became a walk
to the park and I used scalloped bezel wire.
I didn't melt it! The first piece in a long time that I was half-assed proud of. It couldn't be perfect, of course, so the heart cut into the back plate is a little wonky and it cut my stamped anchor in half. Next time!