Man. I have to work on polishing these, but I figured I’d post a picture anyway — even if it *is* dirty. This brings my total up to 16. Thirty-four more to go….
I finally sat down to play with metal and fire this weekend and here’s what came out!
Very plain. Very simple. But still pretty. AND confidence boosting. I finished it in far less time than I’d expected AND now i have several more studio-type things set up and ready to use! (most notably: my buffer is up and running!)
While in Ventura last weekend, I found a pretty nice macrame belt. Since I am not fond of wearing belts for show (I’m more of a utilitarian belt person 😉 I thought that it might make a nice necklace and/or bracelet… and it did!
I couldn’t resist taking a picture while I was unraveling the part that I cut. This makes me think of an alien bug, don’t you agree?
Two necklaces I made before Christmas. Both are sterling silver and amber. The top one, however, is made with a “reconstituted” amber bead. It’s kind of like someone took all the cut-offs from their other amber projects, glued them together in a big lump with amber-colored glue, and then shaped/sanded/polished the bead in to shape. The filled-in cracks look pretty neat-o.
Top one was a commissioned piece, sold shortly before Christmas.
Bottom one was a gift to myself 🙂