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!


KV said...

Oh, you are making gorgeous things here!


Beverly Herman said...

Thanks Kathy! My hands are itching to make more.