Tag Archives: Life on life’s terms

The Years of Lightening Up

Some of you will remember that my mother died just over two years ago, and that has prompted a huge evaluation of my life and honoring of my own mortality. If I have (with luck) a third of my life … Continue reading

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What Knitting Lace is Teaching Me

I decided last week to knit a lace shawl. Because, you know, quarantine! Here are the things I’m learning in the process: 1) I must not wait until the end of an entire repeat to count my stitches. Having to … 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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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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MD21 The Scrap Heap

My latest project turned out to be not at all what I wanted, so it went to the scrap heap. *Sigh* I know this is fine, and I’m trying not to be discouraged. But I am really not feeling particularly … Continue reading

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MD16 More on the Byzantine

I meant to spend more time on jewelry today, but I just didn’t get the time in that I wanted. What I did get done was complete the chain part of the Byzantine bracelet. Tomorrow I’ll do the clasp and … Continue reading

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MD7 Feels Like Cheating…

After just a week of getting back into working at my bench, it already feels like cheating to make something that doesn’t directly require a torch or a power tool. But my commitment is to do SOMETHING at my bench … Continue reading

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MD6 Better Bezels

Today was better. I was able to fix the one bezel from yesterday even though it has a slight curve where I filed the seam smooth, and I set that stone. That’s today’s picture. I started completely over with the … Continue reading

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MD5 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Practice makes better. This is why commitment is important. Today I attempted to solder the bezels for my stones to the backs that form the piece. I knew this could be a challenge, because there are a lot of things … Continue reading

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Where Have I Been???

I just realized it’s been almost two months since my last post. Wow. My excuse is that I’m in the process of moving – we built a new house on the opposite corner of the greater Columbia area from our … Continue reading

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