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I have always made jewelry. I started out making earrings for friends when I was 8 or 10 and has continued through the years. I love to figure out ways to create a new pair of earrings or a pendant or to make something from trash that someone else threw away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Harvest Time!

Its that time of year again, to everyone its the change of season that leaves change, fall then winter arrives.  To those of us that work with metal clay, its the time of year we harvest leaves, branches, and all kinds of things to store away and get us through till the first day of spring when all the buds come out and new leaves appear. 
HARVEST TIME!  Collect those leaves to imprint!!!  Flatten them in books of all kind, forget they're there and when you sit down for an interesting read in front of the fire this winter, discover that a couple made it back into your life to become a new creation. 
Collect the ones with breaks, worm holes, strange little patterns.  These are the ones that make the most interesting designs, the ones that you'll never be able to recreate because nature is the best handmade one of a kind creation. 
Don't forget those strands of seeded grass!  Those make interesting impressions in polymer clay that you can use for molds.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Update on things!

Hi all! Things that have happened in the last few months! I got a rolling mill!! I've been so excited about my newest tool in my shop! A rolling mill is a machine that has two large rollers, that when metal is passed through it, flattens the piece of metal out. Not only does it flatten them out, it also can texture metal when something with texture is rolled through the mill with your piece of metal!
I love it! I have rolled leaves, screen, cardboard, sandpaper. I love rolling something through and feeling the excitement of my new piece of metal rolling out with a new design.
I've been using my jewelers saw alot in the last few months as well.

I also have found a way to fire metal clay that could only be fired in a kiln. Check out my other blog:

It shows detailed pictures of how I fired "kiln only" metal clay.

I'm also in a Thing a Week Challenge on Flicker, of which I am week 40. Its been an up and down battle trying to keep up. I think I will join the challenge again once I'm finished.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011