a new rio grande catalog came in the mail today.
it felt a bit like it did way back in the 70's when we'd get a sears catalog in the mail and i'd go through with a big pen, circling everything i wanted!
before i get to the coveting, i have to show what i found just a few pages in... barb's necklace and quote!
when we were at celie's workshop in vermont a couple weeks ago we were talking about how we do things. i spent a long time describing my "technique" for filing out holes in greenware to fit faceted stones. apparently, i just need to get these stone-setting burrs.
i've never been much of a template girl, but i like the ones in the top row.
the gasket on my rubber tumbler barrel is leaking every time i tumble. maybe it's time for this new plastic one...
someday i will learn how to do lampworking...hot, melty glass looks like so much fun to me!
and if i was a lampworker i could justify buying little jars of this colored frit!
here, i see that rio has a TUBE CUTTER. in the tools/equipment catalog they have a tube-cutting jig that holds the tube so you can cut it with a jewelers saw. i am definitely buying one of them (i have a lot of tube that needs cutting!), but don't know which one to go with. any ideas? anyone?
which of these gloves is appropriate for working up close to a hot plate doing keum-boo?
and also, enameling. someday.
i'm looking forward to finding out how much rio will be crediting me for the HEAVY box of uglies i just sent them to recycle. maybe some of these new tools, etc, will be making their ways to my house!