Jerry and I made these rings as our first project in the advanced class. (Jerry's is the malachite on the left). He chose to leave his band smooth. Mine (the black sardonyx) has a textured band. These are not quite finished, as we want to narrow them a little, then the need to be polished.
These are the bracelets we made for our 2nd advanced class project. Jerry chose the pretty blue sodalite cabachon. He did a great job--since it was to be my bracelet, he let me design it. He did a great job--I love it! I am equally proud of my rhodonite bracelet, on the right. If you ever have a chance to take a class with Don, I would highly recommend it!
And, here is our class--except Jerry is to Don's right, and out of sight. I'm the photographer. The location is Sparkles Bead Shop in Newark, DE.