Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Studio day of 2012

Hello friends,

Thought I would try and get one last post in before 2013 comes. Yes, I know I have one more day!

These last weeks have been crazy busy, it seem like ages since I have been to my blog.
I have spent the last couple of weeks doing some "fill in work" while other care workers are having a holiday break.

I am happy to do this... my work was very good to me many years ago while my children were at school... they actually gave me ALL the school holidays off... so now it is time to do some work while others are holidaying with their children and families etc. My 'children' are now adults!

I actually managed to spend some time in the studio this weekend and here are a few shots of what I am currently working on.


Copper bails, some uncompleted toggle clasps, a bar clasp with no ring yet, a lentil bead which was originally brass and got covered with copper in the pickle (have to work out how to fix this!) a ring and the beginnings of a VERY large bail. A bit of a mixed bag of a day as you can see.

The patterns for the bails can be seen here. Nancy also has lots of links to You Tube videos on her site as well as tips etc. She is a great teacher and has such a wonderful style! I just love her and have learnt a lot from these videos.

I have also been thinking about "my word for the year", and wether I will join in any daily/weekly/fortnightly challenges, photos etc... haven't totally decided yet.

How about you... how are you looking forward to the year ahead and what are you going to participate in?

Will catch up again in 2013!



Regina said...

Happy New Year to you! Just signed up for some metalsmithing classes in February! Bring on 2013!

Maplegirl said...

These pieces are lovely. Did you etch that bead? It is beautiful in copper too. Andrea

CraftyHope said...

Very, very cool. Those bails are really awesome! :)


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