Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patty's Day to you all! I'm not Irish and neither is my husband, but we enjoy the fun, festive Holiday anyway. He's making corned beef and cabbage tonight and we're going to have a few green beers. :) Any excuse to eat and drink and we're on it! I haven't made anything green or with clovers to share with any of you- but I thought I'd post a new blog anyhow.
Jewelry Party Season is soon underway- I have 4 booked in the next month an a half. They're so much fun! If there's anyone local who's interested in booking one, please let me know.
I'm working on a few new things right now. A new line of Unisex Rings- great for Men or Women! I'm working on more stacking ring designs today, actually. And I've been trying new cuff and bangle designs in the last few days. I'll be sure to post them as I finish new things!
I have a quandry I'm dealing with right now- If any other metalsmith out there has any ideas, feel free to leave a comment! I had a custom request for Fine Silver Headpins in my supply shop. I fluxed them, balled the ends, pickled, and tumble polished them. But when I took them out of the tumbler they looked dirty. It looks like there are brown smudges all over them- and they don't wipe off. Does anyone out there have any ideas as to why this may have happened or how I could prevent it? I generally don't work with fine silver, except bezel wire. But I've never run into this problem. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks everyone!