28 December 2009
in the last 4 or 5 days i've read that kate mckinnon book 3 times, front to back. i'm fascinated by the idea of fusing fine silver, in general, and specifically to make closed links to use as a join between a toggle clasp and the necklace (no more jump rings pulling open). also, i'll be trying to make a chain from pmc links...kind of like the one there on the cover, but not out of circles/ovals. also....the idea of always firing for 2 hours at 1650 makes SO MUCH sense in terms of strength...the first thing i'll do is make a ring band, fire it flat bend it around a mandel and embed it into a new piece of pmc....my dear, dear friend barbara sent this book to me from far away. my deepest appreciation to her for her thoughtfulness...
oh, and do you see that beautiful camera there? that is the fantasticly thoughtful gift given to me by my dear spouse and children. i'm a little overwhelmed by all there is to learn about a piece of equipment this complex, but i'm on my way....and now if my work gets selected for any future publications, my photos won't look like i took them with a snappy camera at my kitchen table (hopefully!).
i hope everyone is smack in the middle of a joyous holiday season.....
(gotta go.....both kids are occupied with play dates....i might actually get some studio time in today!)