|Grandpa helping Cody|
It's not that I haven't been in the studio working. But, what I was working on did not work out. It's embarrassing to mention that I experienced one of those "Senior Moments" when I was planning my piece.
|Captured Fire by Ruth Greening|
Now, I've had three honkers of CZ's (12 mm in size) for several years and haven't used them yet. (10 mm ones yes, but not the 12 mm.) Her project looked like a good use for them so I went ahead (without any instructions) and tried to make one. That was my first mistake. The second mistake was thinking I could just go out and buy mini bolts and nuts. (Nada on that one.)
So now I have three pieces of silver, two with holes in them (that are too small) sitting on my workbench. Things are looking up though as I've ordered the nuts and bolts and can adjust the holes (but not without work.)
I'm also almost done with a piece I started in Linda Kline's bezel setting class at the 2009 PMC Conference at Perdue. (Hey, better late than never.) Will share a picture of this piece Thursday night as it should be done by then.
Also, bring on the hot weather. My studio now has air conditioning. (Sure needed it last summer...... hope this summer is hot too.)