Category Archives: Art

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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MD27 The Bracelet is Done

Is there such a thing as a normal day anymore? Today certainly was not. But I did finish the double-loop-in-loop chain and turn it into a bracelet by adding a clasp. Once this type of chain is woven, it must … Continue reading

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MD26 Moss Agate Earrings

Today kind of went sideways. I got my bench vise bolted down this evening, but I’m too tired to tackle my chain tonight. I want to be fresh for that, so tomorrow. Instead, for today’s project, I made another set … Continue reading

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MD25 More Double-Loop-in-loop

You might have noticed a gap since my last post – we were out of town for the holiday weekend. Never fear, I’m still committed to my 100 Days of Metal so I pick up again at day 25. Today … Continue reading

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