I am glad it's the weekend. Nervous about this storm they are talking about, that is supposed to hit Jersey sunday evening. They are calling it "Frankenstorm".....ugh. Supposed to last for 5 or 6 days...ugh. I guess we will batten down the hatches, hope everyone in Jersey has shelter. We will be laying low this weekend, maybe some visits with family, a sleepover or 2 and yummy food. How about you? Any fun plans? I thought I'd share just a few snaps from around the house and progress on my 3rd project from class. Snippets of what is going on with me these days!
~ There are specified projects you get to work on in class; a set of stacking rings ( which teaches you soldering, bezel making, band/shaft making & twisting wire, stone setting, polishing, etc), learning how to make chain & then for the 3rd project, I wanted to make another ring & learn the process of granulation ( which are the tiny balls you see around the bezel, above) It all requires a lot of patience, effort and skill. I can't say I have aces in any of those departments but, I am learning. The band above, required shaping the piece of metal ( silver) on a ring mandrel, with a padded hammer & an anvil. Then many, many other steps ( sizing, soldering, sanding....trial & error) Eventually the bezel and stone will be soldered onto the shank/band and set but, that will be next week. I love the pink sapphire I picked for the stone and love how it is turning out. Did I mention I love this whole process? Oh! I did?! :)
~ My study is in progress....photos up, a lamp I love from Home Goods,a really pretty little laquered box from Target ( part of the new Nate Berkus line) & my lovely paperweight from my friend Susy's line.
~ It was funny, before we moved our rooms around, that I loved the 3rd floor bathroom sink so much but, never used it. Only cleaning it for guests and gazing at it admiringly. I can be very black & white sometimes. To an irritating degree. "It isn't my sink, it is the guest sink. So, I am not using it! Even though I really want to!" Weird. Now....it really does feel like it is mine.
I hope, whatever you are doing this weekend, it makes you happy and well rested. I will see you back here on monday assuming all heck hasn't broken loose ( with the storm).
Until then, be well.