Sunday, 07 December 2008
Finding 7 fellow bloggers that havent been tagged yet is almost impossible so I have chosen 7 people who I admire on the JAN forum for one reason or another. Sorry if you have been tagged yet again.
Thinking of 7 wierd or random facts about myself is extremely daunting.
Here are the rules
Rules -1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
These are my facts
1. I am extremely untidy and yet I am a perfectionist when I make or do something.
2. I hate making mistakes.
3. I remember lots of small insignificant details about everything but forget big things like baseball matches and birthdays.
4. I have a fiery temper.
5. I dont wear make up because I always feel like a little girl dressed in her mothers clothes when I do .
6. I am afraid of heights.
7. I love playing with lego.
And here are my 7 victims
Friday, 05 December 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Monday, 08 September 2008
Sunday, 07 September 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
When I saw Janices work, I decided to try bead setting again.
Setting the stone isnt that difficult. Its the cleaning up with the gravers afterwards that is really hard. I have been reading a little and I see that I am going to have to invest in another graver.
YAY more tools!
This was practice it wasnt supposed to turn into anything.
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Wednesday, 09 July 2008
Wednesday, 02 July 2008
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
When I did my first real jewellery course 2 years ago we made a bead as one of our projects. and I love that bead. I wear it on a piece of tigertail all the time. Its simple and I made it.
Anyway I decided to make a pair of earrings to match.
So I made two perfect silver beaded earrings. I finished them and they are beautiful and shiny. They would go perfectly with my first bead but my first bead is 2 years old and not so shiny anymore - it also has a few scratches that look suspiciously like file marks. So......... I decided to polish it up. and wouldnt you know I dinged my original bead! So now I have a pair of earrings and no necklace to match. I think I am going to ding the original bead all over with my dapping punches and possibly add a few balls and holes to match my dinged up earrings I already own and make another necklace to match my new earrings.
Link to the dinged earring story
Thursday, 01 May 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Sunday, 13 April 2008
I dont have one of those so I rushed off to Jewel tec to buy one - have money will shop -
they never had one but I wanted one so I showed the article to Andrew (my husband) and managed to convince him that it wouldnt be that diffucult to make one. Which he did and I have a new toy it just needs some refining which is a lot of sanding but that is my job and its a lot of work so I am going to do that after I have expoerimented with it.
Today I attempted to make a copper cuff - UUgh not as easy as it looks. The cuff is still unfinished.
Wednesday, 02 April 2008
Tuesday, 01 April 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Penny and I took time out from our schedules on Friday to go on a fused glass course - just for fun. It was great. I got lazy towards the end and never glued the top piece of glass down. So it shifted a bit in the kiln making my hole skew and the top and bottom piece not line up. It doesnt look too bad though and is definately wearable.
Now all I need is a kiln - I want to play more!!!
Monday, 10 March 2008
This is a prototype for a silver ring I want to make. I never had a template so I had to make my own So I made this test in copper first. Copper solder is not my favourite thing to work with - it makes so much mess and and and.... but here is my first hollow ring with a resin.
Monday, 03 March 2008
With these earrings I drew the basic shape with a scribe and my oval stencil.
I then made the form a little more 3 dimensional using dapping punches.
I got a recipe for a copper etching solution from Jewelry artist network forum (thanks Tammy)which I used to etch the inner pattern. I used candle wax as a resist. I melted the wax in a tuna tin then dipped the whole piece into the melted wax. I then used a toothpick to remove the wax where I wanted my pattern. The resist seemed to work well. Although I noticed that the acid was starting to get under the wax at the edges when I removed my pieces.