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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Winter has hit - boo hoo. But it is a great time to work and not feel bad about being at the bench. I've decided that I ought to start a segment on this blog called, "On the Bench Today". It would be good to show everyone at least once a month what the heck is sitting there...even if I'm in the middle of the process. If you have any questions about things please don't be afraid to ask.
|I'm getting parts ready to add to a necklace I'm working on...hence the flat rings and the end caps. The filigree I have cut up is destined for a ring or brooch.|
A larger view of the bench area. Above the other goodies I've already described I've a pendant in progress and who knows what else. I'm always knee deep in things I'm working on....it's a curse (or maybe a blessing) to have so many ideas and only two arms to work with.
So what's on your bench today?
Come on - We want to see what you're working on too!
Friday, November 1, 2013
|From the back - the plate placement. The rivets are soldered to the front plate and will be riveted in the back plate. I still need to cut tubing to fit the rivets. They will hold the space steady between the front and the back.|
|The front of the cab sandwich. Note the pins are this point are about 3 times they length they need to be and the bezel needs to be cleaned up so it will fit the cab a little better. When I started it fit - but it doesn't right now....grrrrrr.|
Here we are all fit together in the stage where I consider what needs to be polished first - what the finish might be (bright/oxidized/ whatever). I also have dangles that I want to hang on the loose soldered jump ring that is hanging from one of the bottom rungs. Hmmmmm - what to put there? I've got to figure out what goes with that heart. Hearts and flowers? Lost love? Circus love (I mean it is a triadic color scheme and almost straight red, yellow, blue), so what to do - yikes.