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Tool Junkie

October 21, 2008

I got a new set of pliers! *does the new tool dance* 🙂  I needed ’em too, can’t cha tell? My next big tool purchase I think will be a pixie. Apropos, right? I’ve been holding off due to the price, but the longer I wait the longer I’ll need to feed the tool cravings with pliers […]

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A little sappy

October 21, 2008

Still digging through old bits and pieces of lost projects-  mostly all from my casting class days.  There were more cones in there cast from Alder cones I picked up on our old walks through Sharon Woods. That was one of Turtle’s* very favourite walks:)   Between thinking of home, my old casting class crew, long drives/talks with […]

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It’s getting hot in here

October 21, 2008

Today is the first warm day in my studio since we’ve moved here.  So what do I do, well, turn on the kiln of course! I finally remembered to dome my fine silver blanks for the earrings I’ve had planned. I kept bringing them to work to dome with tools borrowed from zee boss, and […]

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Mad Skills

October 21, 2008

I’ve kinda always prided myself on soldering skills.  Though I have the occasional troublesome piece I can usually figure it out without excessive frustration, as long as it doesn’t involve nickle alloys.* Today, though, I found my giant soldering psyche quoting Fezzik, “I don’t see why you give me so much trouble,” and truly feeling my […]

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New old work

October 21, 2008

There will be some repeat blogs for a while (for all three of my constant readers:) in the effort to transfer my old blog to this shiny new space. Thanks for your patience! I’ve been a bit creatively stumped of late. I’m starting lots of projects and then find myself losing interest.  This is not […]

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