Sitting here sort of thinking that I should have been doing something this evening but having spent the day moving beds and furniture about in the hope of eventually getting a spare room to work in again maybe chilling out is the best thing. I can start afresh in the morning.
I have a couple of projects underway at the moment two sewing and one jewellery. i must admit the jewellery one has me most excited at the moment as I am learning new techniques. I have done a little sawing, soldering, filing and polishing just waiting for the next step. Picture will follow when its finished but it may be a few weeks away yet. The sewing projects should be finished this week.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Last week I started a new course to extend my skills and so far its everything I'd read about and wanted to have a go at. Entitled "Introduction to Jewellery making" it starts with metal working and progresses building on the basic skills. So far I have been using a jewellers saw, and had a go at soldering and pickling (much more fun than reading about it. Currently we are using copper or brass but later it will be silver (I'm looking forward to that). Today I soldered a copper ring. Next week I get to finish it.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Here they are finished at last, three oblong stripey cushions. And my first attempts at designing patterns for machine embroidery didnt turn out too badly. Pity I had to wait so long for the filling but what can you expect if you order over the Holiday period.
Well while I was waiting I decided to make a previous favourite of mine the red berries chainmaille bracelet then decided to make a pair of earrings to match. I'd forgotten how long it takes to thread each of the beads onto the silver plated links. Still I think the result is worth the effort.