Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Kathy

I just took another brief foray into the world of metallic objects for a dear friend's birthday present.  This bracelet is the result of classwork at the Beadles bead shop in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  They will have another of these Connect The Disk classes in June. Watch their calendar.  It was great fun and I got to heat things up with the Torch and pound out my employment frustrations with a chasing hammer.  No casualties and no burns resulted,  just one small nick from the shears and only a couple of bruises on my thumb.

I also tried metal stamping for the first time. My first stamps were really indistinct and fuzzy.  However, I had the stamping thing down by the time I got to the last disk.   This was my first venture into soldering silver as well and as it turned out, not as hard as I expected the work to be!  I highly recommend this class though fair warning: you are going to spend some serious cash working in silver and copper.  I'm happy to report that the bracelet was well received and the artistic reference to our favorite series of books (Jim Butcher's Dresden Files) was not lost on the recipient. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring is for beautiful girls

Doesn't this just say Spring? Lotsa bling here. I wonder if I know anyone who might wear it?.....hmmmmmm...maybe my beautiful tween sweetie?

My bead table is a disaster...the question, will I get my project done to turn in for the Oklahoma Bead Society Challenge?  It's due Wednesday.  Pics promised if I get it finished.