Wow, it has been over a month since my last post. Things here have been so completely crazy. We find out next week if we will be staying in Ohio or moving to some other location. I am not exactly sure what I want to have happen. A big part of me really wants to stay here, but a small part of me wouldn’t mind moving to another location. Either way I know things will be just fine.
Why has it been so long since my last post you ask? Well let me tell you….
My sweet husband built this new computer for me and all is good…. sort
of. The OS he got is COMPLETELY incompatible with my camera and its
software. NOT SO GOOD! It is also incompatible with a bunch of other
things too. We are about to call it a wash and get a new OS. I am not
too happy with that as I will have to reload everything all over again.
Anyway, he was gone for 6 weeks and I couldn’t load any of my pictures.
He is home now and I have a handful of pictures to finally show you.
first is a pin I made with a Dichro cab that one of my students gave
me. It is so big. I haven’t ever worked this large before. I tried
using 3 of my little butane torches to get the solder to flow and still
couldn’t. And yes, I actually held all three torches. It is a bit tricky, I don’t suggest it to anyone, but it is possible. I finally took it to school and got it soldered. The pin back
is a little sloppy and could use some clean up, but it is my second
ever attempt and getting better.
next pendant is actually made with the remains of another pin I am
making. I did an elaborate cut out behind another large stone and this
is the cut out piece. I bezel set a broken bead from the same student
that gave me the other glass cab.
pendant was a class demo. I was teaching a bezel setting class and had
two students that were taking it again. I told them they had to do
something more than just a simple bezel setting and showed them how to
saw a little more elaborate design. I just scribbled on the copper and
cut this out.
is a pendant I made Saturday. The workmanship isn’t that great on it,
but with a little more clean up effort in a couple of spots I think it
will be okay. Again, this is another one of the dichro cabs from my
student. *She takes such good care of me* Thanks Cheryl!
pendant is one that I did a while ago. I think I actually made it out
of scraps. Sterling silver, textured copper and a small carnelian cab.
I love this one. It is simple, contemporary and goes with everything.
last but not least, a cuff based on the design in Joanna Gollberg’s
book, Making Metal Jewelry. After seeing what others were doing with
this on a jewelry forum I participate in, and wanting to give it a try for a long time I decided to just
give it a try. I have also moved a guillotine style bench shear to the
top of my tool buying priority list. HAHA Copper, Brass and Sterling Silver – and boy is this fun to wear. I never wear bangles, but I LOVE this one.
Comments and suggestions are completely welcomed and appreciated.