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Wire Fandango 2013 June 12-15, 2013 In New OrleansWe will be staying at the Hotel St. Marie located in the fabulous French Quarter If you have missed other Wire Fandango's in the past-you won't want…1 Comment 2 Likes
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I'd love to hear from anyone that's used crowd funding appeals to expand their business or steer it in a new direction and which type you used - all or nothinglike Kickstarter, or accepting partial…Continue
A question for folks that are bloggingIs there any one thing that you wish you'd done differently when you started blogging?I started a blog that included a narrative of my work space make over, my…Continue
I know there are some people who are very sensitive to copper and brass and it turns their skin green. Is there a way to stop this? I love copper and don't react to it, but I have made some pieces…Continue
I bought some Hemimorphite drops a while ago and up until now I only made a pair of earrings with them.
This time I made a wire wrapped pendant. For now on a suede cord until I find some stones of the same color.
The metals I used are gunmetal artistic wire because that color is gorgeous with the soft green of the hemimorphite.
I have been dying to try herringbone wrap around more than one bead. I finally had time and made these hoops. I described how I made them in my blog post.
When I retired in Mexico 8 years ago, I bought a torch and a lot of tools to start my hobby of metalworking. Well, I hated the oxy/acetylene torch because a local jeweler had a leak in his and it blew up, burning down his studio and putting him in the hospital. And, I just cannot learn from a book and couldn't find lessons in Mexico. So, when I left Mexico a year ago and moved to Arizona, I left my torch there. I never wanted to see it again.
For the past year, I have been able to take some lessons, buy a new torch, and start making the jewelry I love, which is mainly Copper and Brass. I recently took a class in etching copper. I have etched quite a lot of copper and have had strange results. My pieces don't look like the ones in the class I took.
Am I leaving…Continue
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