Category Archives: Metal

The Class Project

I’m a student now at the University of South Carolina, because I’m retired and have time AND, more importantly, people 60+ can take classes for no tuition. Last term I took a 3-D Design class, which was fun because we … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Bench Play Time

I love the Internet. When I’m feeling stuck, creatively, I can go on Pinterest and see all kinds of wonderful images that get me freshly inspired. Lately I’ve been seeing a LOT of pictures of work by Mary Hettmansperger. I … Continue reading

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More Fun With Copper

These are both copper. The round piece was torched, high oxygen, then soaked in hot vinegar. The other piece was previously etched with ferric chloride, then lightly salted & subjected to ammonia fumes to produce the blue patina.

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Fooling Around with Copper

I’m working with copper a lot these days. It’s beautiful in its own right and has really interesting properties. Today, for example, I worked on the components for a pair of earrings. I’ve been reading up on ways to put … Continue reading

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Moonstones and Silver

These earrings are my latest creations! The setting is embellished with stamping and sterling wire.

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Copper and Gratitude

It seems like this year is just flying by. All kinds of wonderful things have been happening lately, including winning two First Place awards at the SC State Fair for handspun yarn. More about that in an upcoming post! What … Continue reading

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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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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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