Friday, August 15, 2008

Bezel Wire

I got some new supplies yesterday. Fun, fun, fun. Hoping to figure out how to make some "wrapped beads" later today. Will post some pics if they're not too horrible!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

While I'm Working

Explanation for why I have been so unproductive this summer! All 3 kids home most days!! I was trying to get my show application finished and looked up to see Jess wearing this crazy mask. When you talk it changes your voice! It's good to be 5. . .

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mad Scientist?

I've been experimenting with oxidizing silver and thought you might want to see the process. It's pretty cool.

I use Liver of Sulfur to artificially age (oxidize) the jewelry. Picture #1 shows what is looks like. It's very smelly stuff (like rotten eggs) that you dissolve in water. Gross green huh?

Picture #2 shows before and after the oxidation. Drop the silver in, wait a few minutes, then watch the magic happen! It comes out black and dingy, but after a little polishing - very cool!

Picture #3 - finished product!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back To The Blog

I have neglected the poor blog for far too long! Not to mention jewelry making! The kiddos are going back to school in a couple of weeks, so it's back to work for me. Look for more posts and jewelry pics.

I cleaned, reorganized and added to the workbench space last month. Hopefully this will spark more productivity and creativity. I have all sorts of cool ideas just waiting to be "brought to life". Right now I'm trying to get some new work and good pictures taken to use in a show application due this Thursday. The clock is ticking!!

"If you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."