New tools, new earrings, and classes

I can't believe I let a whole week go by with blogging! Business does get in the way sometimes! Anyway, here's an update on what I've been doing. First of all, I got on another earring kick and made some new pairs for the Etsy shop. Something for everyone, as I like to say! I made a few pairs of brass earrings, some with that vintage flair.




And some sterling silver. Whimsical balloons, funky red earrings, and classic squiggles of sterling.






So I made a trip to Harbor Freight and picked up some new, inexpensive tools. New tools! Always fun. I got a couple of different hammers, a set of stamping letters, nice steel block and dapping set, protective eye wear, and a cheap micro-torch just to get started with.

My instructor, Stacy Perry always recommends checking out Harbor Freight for tools.

I know that I've neglected to show you the last couple of class projects that we've made. That's because I've been working on this collar/choker style necklace that has become my nemesis. I hate when I can't get something to work for me. I'd get almost finished, and go back over something. Got to the end once and didn't like it so I took it apart and am still (after 2 weeks) working on it! I will not be defeated! I will finish this necklace and show it to you!

Last week we played with all types o patinas. Not just liver of sulfur.
We experimented with blues, greens, lacquer finishes, torching copper for different color effects and making head pins. This Friday's class will be the last in this series, and I will be sad to see it end, but hopefully I'll be able to take more classes from Stacy.
Stop back soon!

Comments

Dave Robertson said…
You've got a nice touch, Cindy, I can't decide which pair of earrings I like the best! Tres stylish.

--Dave
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