The bottle is cut with a diamond core drill.
Slots are cut into the disc with a diamond blade.
Steffi shapes the petals on a diamond wheel.
The petals are then slumped in a kiln at an exact temperature, too hot and they blob up, too cold and they don't melt.
They are then tumbled for a nice finish.
They are then drilled with a high speed air driven diamond bit which rotates at 80 000 revs per minute.
A piece of sterling silver wire is heated to make a blob on the end.
Tomoko attaches the wire to the petal with no glue or solder needed.
Finished at last!
Sandblast resist stickers are put on the blanks cut from a wine bottle.
The sandblasting cabinet.
The finished design, glass Fern Frond earrings.
My favorite wheel, an 8 inch 60 grit diamond grinding wheel. This can practically grind through a boulder!
Polishing a Sterling Silver bracelet.
Karl and Nick hard at work in the metal workshop area.