Thursday, April 19, 2012

Getting on with it.

Here are the finished earrings. Still not completely happy with the corners but getting better.

And here is a second pair. 
This is how they looked after I'd taken them out of the liver of sulphur. I really liked the colours I was getting. There were some lovely deep blues and rusts in there, but, it just doesn't seem right to cover up the silver this way.

Here is a different shot of them. (Sorry, I'm just loving the instagram app. Give me a while to get over the initial wonder of it and I'll get back to taking photographs that actually show the correct colours ...)

So, not convinced I could leave the silver hidden, I polished them.

I've got a sheet of nickel somewhere which I used when I was first learning to solder and I might get that out and have a go with the different patinas on that. Thing is a lot of people are allergic to wearing nickel and so I haven't used it. Perhaps if the ear wires are silver it wont matter, but I always feel as if I'm cheating people if I don't use silver.

Oh the problems ...

I really like the red creek jasper and the photos don't really do it justice. Here's another pair of earrings where I used it.

I'm usually a green/blue person but this jasper is so warm. A beautiful landscape of a stone. I have a lot more of it. I just hope I can do it proud :)

thursday notes:
the, book, is getting good. we've had the murder (i think. not a hundred percent sure right now. i'll keep you posted). it's really fun to read as, although it's by p.d. james, she is writing it in the style of jane austin. i did see that it got some bad reviews on amazon, but, right now i'm enjoying it, so ... 
i had a hard time putting it down last night. i could have gone on but i have decided to heed dr. oz's advice and try to get to sleep at a decent hour. i don't watch dr. oz. i must have, at some time, just caught that one episode, or read it somewhere. considering that most mornings i seem to wake up more tired than when i go to bed, it sounds like it might be a good idea.

so i'm just going to finish up my cup of tea and then go see what damage i can do in the studio today.

oh, and one more thing ...

joshua boy, you're my favourite.


  1. Love the square ones.... love all of them, but the silver is my favorite!
    Missing a picture?
    Have you ever melted down old silver jewelry?

  2. Sand Creek Jasper! Absolute favorite. So beautiful and a fantastic warmth when worn against the skin. Your silver work is beautiful, graceful :-)