Saturday, February 28, 2009

A jaunt to Winter Park

Today I went to Winter Park which is about an hour and 20 minutes away. They have a jewelry supply there, FDJ Tools. I coulda spent my whole paycheck there but I didn't dare. I bought a few things among them some practice copper. I made a bracelet from it and boy, I need some more practice. I do much better with the precious metal clay. But I'll keep practicing and make something bootiful, hopefully.
Rich went to Live Oak with most of the animals, I only have Spencer and Denver with me. They are my 11 year old Goldens, so sweet.  Here's a picture of Mr. Denver.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Jewelry

I hope to be making some new jewelry soon, unfortunately my day job keeps getting in the way. Of course, in this economy, I'm happy to be working. I'd like to do some more pieces featuring fish. People seem to really like fish. This one I call Fish Bowl. It's made from precious metal clay which is particles of clay mixed with binders and water. After you have molded it, you fire it in a kiln, the binders and water burn off and you have pure silver (.999).  Cool, huh??