Sunday, March 29, 2009

I got (new) skills

I recently (yesterday) spent a lovely afternoon at the home/studio of Caja Jewelry's Andrea and Juan, learning the basics of metal sawing and piercing. I was also joined by fellow student and {NewNew} member Lydia of Smallest Friend.

I can say with absolute certainty that Andrea and Juan have no cause to fear me as a future business competitor, however I was pretty darn pleased with the finished pieces that I came away with.

I was convinced that the below - my pièce de résistance - would look cool with a chain just going through the loop of the "i," but actually it doesn't hang so well that way. So now I'm looking forward to drilling a hole in it without the aid of real jeweler's tools.

And the work of someone with real skills, all available from Caja Jewelry:

1 comment: said...

that was a fun day! i love your duck!