Just a quick lunchtime update. The dehydration seems to have hit me this morning with a splitting headache. It's either that or the constant sound of stones being ground down on grinding wheels that are set at each work station. Imagine the sound and then multiply that by six!
I finished two of my pieces and set the five small stones in a ring this morning. Once everything is ground to the right size you tint some epoxy and set them in your piece. Dale came by and said remember you're on the clock and you're now at 3:20 out of the five minutes you have before the whole thing sets up. I laughed and then quickly realized that he was right on the money. I barely got my fingers out of that mess before it was too late. I will grind the ring down after lunch.
I have picked out the stones and started my first bracelet, now it is fajitas for lunch. I'll post some pics tonight.
Be joyous and be well.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.