Wednesday, 26 January 2011

what an exercise!

i m almost there! project nr 2, the entourage is nearly finished, i just have to polish the thing, and then i can give it to my teacher, Mr. Faes, for setting! can t wait...

the middle prongs first

cleaning up the back

the first outside prongs form the base and the height of the entourage

phew, that worked out ok

all prongs soldered

now for the ring

will they stay together? taking a risk here

all soldered and pickled

after a first polish in the tumbler

ps. got our midterm results: 87.5%... now i m gloating!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

can't stop

hello there! may i wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! apparently one is allowed to say that until the end of january, so...

it s been a while since i last posted some work, but that doesn t mean i haven t been busy. school was out for the Christmas holidays, but i ve been working on some new bracelets, as i said, variations on the jump-ring weaving thing with which i ve been obsessed of late.

also worked on a helix chain with beads and a glass bead from Hieronimus Glass-Jewelry.

i will be working on my entourage ring this evening in class, hope to have it finished by my birthday, which is in 3 weeks time (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

oh, by the way, we had a bit of a windfall, not a big one, but always welcome, so i was able to add that to my savings for buying a new camera! Sam chipped in as well, so i got myself a CANON EOS 1000D, yay! hoping to be able to take a lot of good pics of my jewellery now, although my compact PENTAX E60 worked a treat, it s so much more fun to be able to look thru the lens instead of at a tiny little LCD screen. hope you ll see the difference too!