Friday, February 19, 2010


Gigantic sigh, you know of course that I'm joking....or do you.....who is that guy in the next room at the computer. He doesn't read my blog, so I can poke fun at him here.  I've been gone so long, it's hard to know where to start. It always seems like starting at the beginning is the thing to do, but the beginning was so long ago, do I really remember it all? After all, no one but me knows the difference between the beginning and the middle, so here goes.

I've been taking silversmithing classes, and it has been a real challenge for me, but also lots of fun. I don't always like what I make, but it is about the process, not the end result, about the learning, not the loving everything I do. (and I don't!)

I was signed up for a class called Trapped Faceted Stone Fusion. I sign up for classes to learn techniques instead of wanting to make "that thing" and I drew a design of what I wanted to do. Something simple and a bit asymmetrical. For some reason, after the initial demo, I chose to do something entirely different......what was I thinking???? ^*%^%&..... I dunno!

As I was finishing it, it looked like one of those si-fi communicators and it made me laugh, so here it is for you to see, and please, touch your screen on the picture and see if they talk to you.....I'll never tell if they talked to me! ;-0)

For inquiring minds, the next photo is of the original sketch that I thought I'd do.

I have to wonder why I bother sketching when I go in and do something completely different. I think the trapped faceted stones are cool and making a pair of earrings using the technique could be really nice. If I ever get around to it, I promise to share. And I promise to try to blog more frequently, without making anyone crazy, except myself.