I’ve been working with wire the past couple of weeks. One fascination is how to use wire to capture cabochons. I bought a bag of small glass cabs that remind me of candy. By using light weight craft wire I’ve been able to create some interesting cages. Here are two: The blue doesn’t seem to […]
I’m taking Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1 at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Our first project is a ring. The top is made of a piece of pierced copper soldered to a half dome. Below are pictures of the two tops that I made last week. The pattern is gluesd on with rubber cement and then […]
I’m learning to work with jewelry wire. Here are two recent (beginner) projects. On the top a charm holder made of 14 gauge sterling silver and five charms. You can learn to make the charm holder at the Bead Club in Woodinville. It’s a very good use of three hours. The second piece is a […]
I cleaned out the top drawer in my bedside table. Among the detritus were these. Ranging form a brass koala given to me by a stranger in San Francisco my freshman year in college to a bottle shaped pin from the Maker’s Mark distillery and about a dozen zoos in between.
It has arrived. On, of course, one of my busy must-be-out-of-the-house-by-10 days. So it languished on the front porch for 6 hours… I’ll save you the unboxing post. You can have a look here at Engadget’s unboxing. I must say that Amazon has taken a lot of care with the packaging. A very nice experience. (I do […]
The final version of my photo essay on our chickens is up. Click on this running chicken for more pictures!
… someone with the Farckle Gene doesn’t own motorcycles. Just goes to show you.