Ammonite bookmark

One of my fellow fossil-hunters commissioned me to make this bookmark with their largest and most perfect find. I’m taking a calculated risk the recipient won’t see it, because I want to share it so much!

PS. The Earth by Richard Fortey is awesome, highly recommend.

The rough with the smooth…

This picture shows just one example of how things can go wrong in the workshop…   Not shown: the previous melted, unattached or broken off pins – all surmountable.  This… not so much.  The fossils weren’t as fused as well as I thought, or as well as other examples I have – oh well!  Otherwise just an hour, some silver, solder and gas gone, and I’ll be back on the horse after the weekend.