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Friday, February 19, 2010

I CAN TALK WITH ALIENS.........

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.

9 comments:

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

Live Long and Prosper Miss Michelle! Nice to see you back on the blogosphere. I thought that you'd been trapped in the outer limits! Glad to know it was just a brooch waiting to be launched.

Michelle Ross said...

I think I was trapped, though not sure exactly where!

Paige said...

Love this one, the colors, the shape, the details, all just amazing. Can't wait to see it in person. Welcome back to the blogosphere. It's been a good week for prodigal bloggers.

Michelle Ross said...

It has it's interesting points, however if I were to critique it.......lets just say that it is hard to create a good design and finish a project in class. It always must be about learning the technique, and not the end result.

Marsha Thomas said...

How Star Trekkian of you!

Michelle Ross said...

Funny Marsha. I thought so too, but the resident sci-fi freak said it was more like star wars....at least I think that's what he said. I'm really not into sci=fi but he force feeds me a minimal dose from time to time.

Phoenix said...

It's brilliant! I love it. The colors are amazing, the shape - very cool. I'm inspired in a 'spacey' kinda way :)

Michelle Ross said...

Thanks Delia. I'm glad it inspired you, and I think the shape is maybe the best part of it!

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