I really really really really want to join in in this thread, but I’m at a disadvantage.
The reason is that Mrs F has been doing silversmithing at a jewellers’ near here for years. She really loves it and she’s made tonnes of things. I’ve considered buying her the equipment to set up a workshop in our loft, but have resisted up to now.
I commissioned her engagement ring from her teacher. This is it:
Then my lovely wife made our wedding rings. Although I didn’t find this out until after the wedding, my ring has an etching of her thumbprint on the inside. So I am under her thumb for the rest of my life.
Like I said I really want to contribute to this thread, but the fact is: I know nothing about jewellery and I can’t really post up pics of the things my wife has made without her permission (which I’m not going to ask for).
Maybe I’ll just describe things she’s made. She’s got a bracelet she made with the image of the Thames cut through it, and she’s just made a brooch, that looks like a rather gormless chameleon, for her best friend, that she had to solder the tail back onto after she snapped it whilst polishing.