09 August 2010


I'm pretty happy right now. I have the rutilated quartz necklace completely assembled - I may switch the clasp to a lobster claw but that doesn't count. Switching from oxy-propane to oxy-acetylene has been frustrating to say the least. I really just need to do more soldering at home, to keep the oxy-acetylene skills as strong as oxy-propane. It may also have something to do with the fact that at work I primarily work in gold, which solders like magic compared to sterling.

Next on my to-do list is the re-do of my marriage of metals disaster. Hoping this time around it turns out even better. Further down the list is rebuilding the citrine crown, though I may opt to get a gold mounting if I can find one. I think having a yellow crown would really set off the stone nicely. There's also the station necklace I'd like to work on, and get some designs going for rings and earrings.

I'll be happy if I can just have a few fresh pieces for the Art Crawl, which is rapidly approaching.