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MD51 Halfway Through

Today I start the second half of my 100 Days of Metal commitment. I haven’t been keeping up with my blog, but I have been at my bench every day. So it’s working! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve … Continue reading

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MD38 More Chains & a Goal

Today I started another Byzantine chain. I have set a goal to build an inventory of bracelets. Byzantine, Columbus, Foxtail, and Double-loop-in-loop. Two of each, one for a slender wrist and one for a “normal” wrist ; these two sizes … Continue reading

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MD37 Exciting Day!

Today I wore my new Columbus Chain bracelet to my Fiber Guild meeting so I could show it off, and a woman there bought it right off my wrist! I hadn’t intended to sell it, but when opportunity knocks, it’s … Continue reading

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One Fractal Down, on to the Next

When I started the Apples fractal project, I chose to make the yarn end up as a two-ply lace weight yarn. I have a lot of knitting patterns for lace weight yarn, and merino fiber is a really lovely fiber … Continue reading

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MD36 Catching Up

Life has gotten in the way of blogging this week – there is only one of me! So by way of catching up, here are the things I’ve done since Tuesday. Made two pairs of earrings (MD33 & 34) Wound … Continue reading

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MD32 A Bit More Than Minimum…

Another crazy busy day… But I did take my torch to the ends of all the wires I cut yesterday. This makes them ball up so they’ll hold the pretty earring parts in place.

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MD31 The Bare Minimum

Today was just busy. So for my Days of Metal project, I put in what I consider the bare minimum. I’ve been wearing one of the pairs of earrings I made earlier in this series, and I like them a … Continue reading

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MD30 Practice Makes Such a Difference

I finished the Columbus Chain bracelet, and I’m really pleased with the way it looks. I’m also really pleased with how much my pick soldering skills improved as a result from doing all those links. Today was much better than … Continue reading

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MD29 More on the Columbus Chain

My new little chain is 3 inches long now after today’s work session. It took 33 links to get there; a side effect of the smaller links, given how they overlap in this pattern. To give you an idea of … Continue reading

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MD28 The Columbus Chain

For today’s project, I picked up something I had started long ago and left sitting on my bench. This particular chain has several names, but my favorite is the Columbus chain. In this story, someone figured out how to make … Continue reading

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