Right then, I'm giving it a go. Not sure how it will end up, but there's always the crucible if it's a disaster. I started in on it this morning, but didn't get very far before other obligations intruded. I do wish life did not interrupt jewelry quite as often as it does!
I have a plan; that's not always a good thing, but I am determined not to become too attached to it. If the metal has other plans, I'll go wherever it wants to go. But I am secretly hoping that the metal will comply; I'll let you know when I have a chance to get back to it.