Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hello My Lonely Blog

Where did the time go?  
It's been almost two months since I have made a blog post.
Where have I been? Around the world and back again.  
Sailing the high seas on Bead Cruise 2013.

What did I learn? How to rivet metal.  Thanks to Tracy Stanley who is awesome! She showed me how to swing that hammer and rivet.  I swore I would always be faithful to my seed beads.  Now I see an oppurtunity to mix seed beads with these metal creations.

This is my first rivet pendant.

I came home and went through all my metal charms, 
ordered rivets and hammered away. 
I believe metal and me are meant to be.  Shopping with my sister Rosanne we scored a BIGkick by Vintaj at Michael's for $24.99, saving over $65.  The die cuts were marked down to $2.99.  I dug my tool box out of the closet looking for tools to use with metal.  It was like opening a treasure chest.  I found a dampling block, hammers, files, steel wool, safety glasses and letter stamps.  I had all those things from teaching an etching classes 5 or 6 years ago. I am so glad I did not get rid of these things.  Especially since I claimed I did not like working with metal!

For now though all the tools are back in the tool box.  The seed beads are calling.  I have a few projects to complete before I can spend more time hammering away.

Thanks for stopping by!