Well I did it!! I didn't do all this by myself the teacher did help out. I ended up finishing my piece and had to polish it. She took it home to tumble it. No tumblers at school. SO this is my finish piece and what do you think? I also had time to make hammered earrings and here they are.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I went to my 2nd metalsmithing class last Tues and this is what I did with my piece. I soaked the copper piece in acid to make the etching. Then cleaned it and the teacher helped me put my bail on by soldering it. Then we solder the two pieces together the silver and copper. Soaked in hot acid and cleaned again. I then filed it and sanded it to make the corners rounded. This is what it looks like now. Next week I will show you my finished product. I really have enjoyed the class and the teacher is really fun! I want to take more but budget is probably going to stop me for now.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
My new little secret is that I'm taking a beginners class in metal smithing. We have 6 students all together and I'm really enjoying it. So far we only had one class. I will have 2 more days for class. We had to pick out a design and begin working with it. I couldn't come up with one fast enough so I just did a leaf. So far I have the leaf cut out from silver and I'm working on the copper etching of the leaf veins. Below you will see what I have done. I plan on making a necklace out of it. Wish me luck. The tough part is coming for me I have never solder. So I will show my progress in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it turns out.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I watched Oprah last week on Wednesday and she had people on the show who won millions of dollars. This lady won the pillsbury bake off contest and it was the double delight peanut butter cookies. So I decided to make them and I must say they were really good. Check the cookies out here for the recipe. Oprah