My jewelry classes have been going well. I'm making a pair of earrings. Sawing tight curves on silver sheet was challenging but I'm beginning to get the hang of it. The hardest part, so far, was making the earnuts for the post earrings. The earnut design is a deceptively easy piece to cut but it's really tough to file it all straight and symmetrical.
Since I like to be able to continue my projects at home, I had to acquire a bench pin and improvise a jeweler's bench. I normally work at a regular desk, which is too low for a bench pin. The pin should be at chest height so you don't have to stoop over your work.