Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chilling Out

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

New skills

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

Finally Finished Cushions

 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. 

 At the bequest of my daughter I ordered some rather funky soft spikey balls  I then made them into earrings here's an example.