Monday, 20 January 2014

The rough and the smooth

Just a quick post this time, things have been pretty hectic and rather horrible over the last week. What we thought at first to be a sprain to my husbands leg has turned out to be deep vein thrombosis. This has meant daily trips to the hospital for scans and tests and inevitably any thoughts of making jewellery have been set aside until things calm down a bit. The only thing I've managed to do this week is sand and polish the flower I made in class. Here it is with the glass cabochon which I am about to set within the centre stamens, which I then fold down to keep it in place. I am intending to use the flower in a wirework cuff. I added some texture to the petals with a tiny dental burr set in my flexshaft.

One lovely piece of news though – the new Durston Rolling Mill is here. Actually I found that the reorganising of the work area to accommodate it has helped to take my mind off things a bit and I am looking forward to finding the time to sit down and play with it. For now though, I am just trying to catch up on my pile of jewellery techniques books whilst sitting in waiting rooms!

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