until the pmc guild conference at purdue university!
at each conference there is a charm swap, which is a lovely opportunity to trade small pieces of jewelry art with like-minded souls.
this year i decided NOT (see emphasis?) to make charms.
NOT. TO. MAKE. CHARMS. no ideas, and running out of time...why force the issue?
until last night. a little idea popped into my head, and i thought the little bit of pmc+ i had left (waiting for the conference to buy more-no shipping!) would be enough to execute 15 or so charms...
well, cut, cut, cut a bunch of circles aaaannnnnd-nope, not enough.
so last night i went around looking for a way to drape/dry a multitude of dome shapes, all at once, and here's what i came up with....
on the subject of not enough metal clay, i started getting panic-y about breaking into the "emergency" pack (you know, the pack you save in a dark corner just in case your masterpiece idea strikes when you're waiting for the mail to bring your latest shipment-doesn't everyone have an "emergency" pack?) when i realized that barb fernald has a tutorial on her webite for re-hydrating all your old clay dust. i have A LOT of dust accumulated. well, when she says "Don’t add too much water or the clay will get too sticky to work with." she is not kidding!
i have been trying to dry out this sticky blob for hours!