After days and days of bracelet making at Alchimia, I switched gears. I had always wanted to learn how to make a prong basket setting so I decided that would be my next project. Alchimia gave me a very large cubic zirconia to work with and I made a very large ring setting for it. It ended up being just the right amount of tacky and I love wearing it out!
During my free time, I was continually overwhelmed by the opulence of museums of Florence. I spent a morning at the Uffizi seeing the most famous Botticelli paintings in the world.
Then an afternoon marveling at the expansive architecture and ornate (really ornate!) decor at Palazzo Pitti.
I also visited the Medici Chapels to see Michelangelo sculpture. On my first trip to Florence I did not visit this spot, and I'm so glad I did this time around. It was definitely worth it.
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