Lately, silversmithing has not been an economical hobby. Last year silver stayed around $40/ounce. Lately, it's been around $32/ounce. It used to be about $6/ounce. Thankfully string hasn't gotten that out of hand.
I have a tin full of cabochons, a garbage can full slabs, and more garbage cans/crates full of rough rock. I've decided to tat the cabochons, as if, they were done in silver.
Below are some of the designs I've done in silver and then tatted (tatsmithed).