First of all, I know it is Tuesday, but I am running behind. So Tool Time Tuesday, is going to be Tool Time Wednesday this week. Sorry. Hopefully it will still be a good one and worth the wait.
In the meantime, here is what I have been feverishly working on. The following images are class project proposals. I will be teaching them here at my studio in Norton as well as a few of the shop locations. I am trying to get my schedule together as fast as possible. I am also working on June, so hopefully we will be able to have a forward plan.
Let me know what you think.
I love this pendant. I did it in the wee hours of the morning (like around 2:00 am) As you can see from the top picture it is actually 3-D. There is a layer after layer on this pendant. First, The silver design is actually a button I got from my local craft store. It is riveted onto the copper flower petal which is then riveted onto the plexi glass. Then the plexi glass is then connected to the copper with brass hexhead bolts and screws. There is a little silver bead acting as a spacer between the acrylic and copper. The leather is a beautiful navy blue Greek leather. I love how supple this stuff is. And it smells great!
This is a pair of earrings I made while teaching the telescoping rivets during my riveting class last week.
This is what I call a turtle setting. I will be teaching this one on Tuesday, May 4th at my studio in Norton. It is a soldering project. It is a great alternative to wire wrapping or bezel setting your stones. There is another variation of this that is done without soldering and I will be teaching that one as well.
So between that and counting and sorting all those stupid copper pieces, you now know why I am not prepared for today’s Tool Time Tuesday. I would do it later tonight, and I still might, but I am teaching a tube setting class. It starts at 5:30 if anyone wants to join us. We still have an opening.
Oh, and also, we need less than 20 people to subscribe to my design journal and I will do my Celebration Prize give-away. So continue to spread the word to those who might enjoy learning about various tools and techniques.