Friday, August 22, 2014

Downton inspired bracelets

I have made a few more Downton inspired bracelets. Each is one of a kind.
I enjoy using the micro hardware required for these projects.
Using the jewelry saw has become quite easy, but soldering tries my patience!
I just keep trying; maybe someday it will just happen. I know the how, and the why, but something is going wrong. I feel like I have wasted a lot of solder, and a lot of butane, but it is all part of the challenge. Good things are worth working for.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sea Glass

I recently had the opportunity to explore this little book. It is a quick read with beautiful pictures of the colorful sea glass which was found all over the world. The authors liken looking for sea glass as "beach archeology". Each piece of glass has it's own history; the colors tell a lot of the story.
Various methods for using sea glass in jewelry making are described, from using a drill, wire wrapping and even gluing, so it is a book for every creative soul who longs to take the lost and found, to make something beautiful.
Thank you to Ulysses Press for allowing me to review this book.