Last night was Week Eight of class. One more to go in this session.
I was doing some thinking about what I most enjoyed, learned, explored…
Aluminum, copper, some sterling silver and sterling plated.
Then it occurred to me that over the past year, I have enjoyed and challenged myself
to go to the source materials in making jewelry.
By that I mean to make more and more of my own findings and components,
instead of buying from others.
Ear wires, head pins, jump rings, clasps, metal components and some polymer beads.
To make from scratch as much of the piece of jewelry as I can
or have the time and energy to do.
Not always, but working toward starting with “the raw”.
This has meant some “not so interesting” time spent in factory mode…
longish sessions making those head pins, ear wires,
and clasps to have a supply on hand, ready to go.
But in the end, very satisfying to use in the work.
So on to what I’ve made from copper and tin sheet metal this week.