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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just completed the second day of the silver smith class, finished my pendant, made 2 rings and a bangle bracelet.
I gave one of the rings to my friend Nancy who is taking the class with me, you can see her hands working on her pendant here.
Here is a shot of the pieces that I completed so far
Tomorrow will be the last day of class, as you can see, I have already started on another pendant. I have my bezel already mounted to the base and have figured out what design elements to add to it. Will just need to solder all the bits and pieces onto the base in the morning and then move on to the cutting, buffing, mounting of the stone and polishing. Will post more after tomorrow's class.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I didn't take many pics as I was too busy playing!
this is sort of what it will look like when finished, I still need to add the bail to the back, polish the silver, and mount the ocean jasper in the bezel...
So excited, today is the first day of my Advanced Silver Smith class. Can't wait to "play with fire" again. I am taking my camera and plan to document the class.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yea! I just won free beads! Ages ago I entered a contest on Beading Daily to name a necklace that was featured in the beader's challenge section of the Feb/Mar issue of the magazine and they liked the name that I suggested and sent this wonderful selection from Red Panda Beads! Can't wait to see what I can make from them.