Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Ring a Ding Ding

I've gone and done it!! My first soldering in 35 years, and I created 9 rings to celebrate. I haven't had this much fun with using all my tools, and knowledge in the 35 years I stayed away from making jewelry. This makes me real proud that I finally came back to it.

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A New Torch Makes All The Difference In The World

Yesterday, I was finally able to set up my new torch. I purchased a Little Smith Torch Unit, with 5 tips, oxygen tank and propane. Nervous about setting up a new piece of equipment, I spent the week reading and learning what I needed to know about torch set ups. I spent part of the day yesterday, creating a small pendant, that my husband now wears, as he always gets the first attempt.

Today, I had set up links, and used the old propane torch to ball up wire creating one side of a link. I then lit up the new set up, and torched the other side. OH MY GOODNESS. It's wonderful. Fast. Easy. Delightful. I think I'm in love.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Something Over the Top

I've been working with Linda Chandler of Woven Wire Jewelry, and she sent me a silver base to weave upon. I wove it, tumbled it, polished it and finished it. So, here it is in all it's glory. A fabulous cuff of Silver.