Definition of "creative", according to my dictionary:
creating; able to create; inventive, imaginative; showing imagination as well as routine skill.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

FSOJ week one

Since this blog is going to mostly record my FSOJ entries for the next while I figured I had best bring it up to date ASAP. I learned to solder this weekend - now I know it all. Pft. There are lots of messy joins on this bracelet but I couldn't be much more pleased with it. Instructions from a recent issue of Art Jewelry magazine.

I also owe a photo of my entry from the contest. Now that it is over and my favorites all either won or got honourable mentions...

Sunday, September 10, 2006


I signed up for the next session of Four Seasons of Jewelry. I'm not sure this is entirely wise - it may be a bit more than I can handle - but I want the incentive to work regularly and this should provide it.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Mostly photos

I got to melt glass on Saturday, and yesterday and today I made my first ring. The first photos I took were at the wrong ISO (duh) so I retook but now there is a hair caught under one of the rivets. Honest, it was shiny and clean when I first photographed it.

First, the ring. Two shots. Please ignore the binder clip support. I realize it could use more polishing, and there is a little metal sticking out from under one rivet, but I was just fooling around when I started it and I'm actually more pleased than I should admit.

Now for the glass. Mostly played with dots this time. Turns out transparent dots on a transparent bead are very confidence inspiring - probably just because the flaws don't stand out much.

In this last photo the dark bead is black with iris gold dots. I want to try this again as there is an interesting blue effect under the dots.