Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Hans and I alternate weeks where we go and work with him in the studio. So far I'm learning to cut cabochons, but hope to get to faceting one day! I got some equipment a few months ago and have only done two stones so far. My husband loves to cut stones as well--he is much more talented than I am!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The texture on the top is heated to get a mottled look then I took the pointed tip of my burnisher and scratched a circular pattern on the top.
Friday, June 5, 2009
My first "signature piece" was an accident! I was wanting to drill holes to create a "moon ring" but instead the drill bit was dull and wreaked the whole ring. My sweet husband suggested that I salvage the ring by cutting around the unsightly hole in an artistic way with my saw. Even after it was done, I could only see my mistake. Now I don't see it that way, I see it as serendipity or a happy accident. It was the first in my Roman Ruins series.
My style is still developing as I learn more skills and venture further into experimentation. I am enjoying the process and feel that I have lifetime of learning and creating ahead of me.
For more stories about inspiration and signature styles, please read these blogs, whose authors are posting on the topic on June 5 -6, 2009