Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wedding season

Wedding season is almost upon us and my beautiful practical husband had the idea for me to make some proposal guitar picks. So i did. I bought a new font in letter stamps and off i went. I love Sterling Silver for this pick as you want to propose in style. I like it how the pick turned out. Sterling silver is the easiest metal to work with i think ( that means i do not brake that many saw blades ) it is softer as copper and bronze and i love the feel of it. Copper is nice too. But i am a sterling kind of gal. I love copper however with the fire patinas beautiful reds and purples and blues. It is not that easy to get those cool star effects, i still have not mastered the star fire patina on copper and i stopped with the torch after i emptied half the tank trying to get it. LOL. Never thought i would say it but gas is precious.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Carol

It is the Birthday of my mother in law. She is 69 and still going strong. My parents in law live in New Jersey where we visit them every summer. It is to cold in the winter so they have been visiting us in Arizona or New Mexico.

I made her a nice bracelet from sterling silver. It was pretty complicated to make but i am proud of my design. It took me a whole day to create it. Lots of sawing, soldering,stamping, chasing,polishing, patina adding was done and some cursing too as one of the flowers would not solder on correctly , but in the end it worked out. I even added some smaller flowers and a stone setting. I love the green of the Jade a beautiful gemstone. My mom's birthday is in September she is going to be 60. I will make her a bracelet too. Still thinking about the designs though all i know is that it is going to be a statement piece one she can show around and tell everyone " my daughter made that and she is living in the USA".