Saturday, June 5, 2010

Latest projects...

This morning my husband came in to my studio and ran off with a large sheet of copper headed toward the garage (his studio).  I heard grinders grinding and hammers hammering and drills drilling.  Not 20 minutes later emerges with a riveted copper cuff in hand.  

1.  Why can't I seem to whip something THAT cool up THAT quickly?  All my projects seem take much longer than that, especially if there is hammering, drilling, soldering, antiquing and wrapping involved.

2.  A little healthy competition is good, but from under my own roof?? (lol)  Seriously though, my guy is a man of many talents and he inspires me to push the limits of creativity.

Here's his cuff ~ What do ya think??  Felt backed and all...

So of course I was inspired after seeing him so productive.  Here's what I accomplished today... Two rings and a caged crystal quartz.  The quartz ring was actually supposed to be an adjustable ring, however, the Firescoff brand ceramic flux just wasn't cooperating with me this evening.  No matter what I did, or how hard I tried, the darn solder just wouldn't hold and I blame it on the flux *wink*.  Rather than scrap the entire piece, I decided to take it in a whole new direction.  

I'm liking the way the caged crystal came out.  Just not sure what to do with it next.  Do you have any suggestions??  I'd love to hear them.

The adjustable ring is still my head and I will attempt it again tomorrow.  It's late; 1:30am actually and Gabriel will be up in a few hours.  Nite everyone.



Hundy and Undy said...

I love love love that cuff!

caroline said...

i would so wear that cuff!