So I've made a few more pieces but I'm waiting for some bezel setting tools to arrive in the mail so that I can set the stones in their bezels. However, Canada Post is taking a long, lovely strike, so alas, I have to wait a little longer. In the meantime, I've still got a bit of sawing, filing, oxidizing and polishing to do! But I'm having the time of my life and learning so much new things!! :)
Also some pieces (the yellow in the corner) did not turn out.
The bezel wall is too short for the stone so (DOH!).
I'm just learning as I go!
Now to figure out what to do with it!
But that's also the fun of it! :)
Also my Teepee
with a paisley vintage button moon:
Inspired by my hometown
and the upcoming
Aboriginal Day on Tuesday
which encouraged me to get it started! :)
This was one of my first sketches from 2 months ago!
I'm so proud to see it come to fruition!
Just need to finish the grass and sawing, filing etc.
All of these pieces need a little extra love and care
Okay. Just so you know the type of person I am. I am kind of a Type A. Okay. Probably a lot. When I make up my mind about something, I go with it. And when I say go with it, I mean like totally. I do it. I'm a do'er. I gett'er done. I'm also an uber quick learner and I like to challenge myself, I suppose. Guess that explains my 5-6 days a week at the gym routine. A bit obsessive-compulsive? Sure. Isn't that part of the Type A package? :)
But here: my first soldered metal pendant...I'm trying to count...my 4th metal project to date. I went and got all ninja-like perhaps. A bit hasty. Sure. But honestly...that's how I roll. I'm a hasty son-of-a-gun. That's my style. And this pendant is totally my style too. I love silver balls (my favourite embellishment EVER!), different textures and stones...ohhh, stones...cannot forget stones! What's the use of doing those simple metal rings where you just solder one joint and file when you can do all that other fun stuff??!! So yeah. I had to go all crazy on ya'll. Don't get me wrong...I still have A LOT (oh a lot, a lot!!!) to learn. I don't deny that. But I'm so excited to keep going!!
In all seriousness, I am really proud of this. I can't stop looking at it, hehe. So proud! :) I still have to solder on a chain loop and set the stone, so I'm hoping that it doesn't self-combust or implode or anything like that on me...but I'm excited at the possibilities. I never knew how much of an adrenaline rush soldering was...it's basically playing with fire and I get sort of scared in a way but also in awe at what I can do now.
And by the way, I pronounce it exactly as it sounds: soldering.
Am I the only one?
I just can't get the spelling out of my head
and it sounds funny to say "sawdering".
Almost like I have a lisp or something, ha ha.
In any case, here she be: my first metal pendant.
The piece I've been ranting and raving about this whole post!
She's not quite done. But I'm a proud metal mama! :)
Last weekend I had the fortunate experience to meet a fellow Etsian from one of my Etsy groups who also, coincidentally, got booked to come to my little home town to teach a polymer clay workshop! It was super fun and I'm glad I went, as I learned a whole lot!