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Monday, September 10, 2007

I'm hooked.

I had my second jewelry fabrication class on Saturday and I think I'm in love. Soldering and bezel setting are totally easier than I thought and I actually made something that I really like! Not surprisingly, it's labradorite, and it's quite large...



Plans are in motion to get a metal working area set up in the garage so I can do this stuff at home whenever I can find the time. Yay!!!

Yesterday I went to a local gem show and found several beautiful cabs; my current favorite is this gorgeous piece of watermelon tourmaline. I'll probably make a ring out of it similar to the one above.


And just in case you've been wondering what the latest must-have fashions for fall are for the toddler set, here's what's hot according to Mr. Carlos:

Doesn't he look like he's strutting down a catwalk?

8 comments:

JudyM said...

I was wondering if you had another class this weekend...what a beautiful ring!
Carlos does look like he's modeling the new "off-the-shoulder look." He looks so happy and healthy.
Love, Judy

winterskeeper said...

T, will you be listing that watermelon tourmaline ring??? If so, can I buy it please????
rg

Mamacita said...

That ring is awesome! You are learning so much! And Carlos, sigh, adorable as ever!

Tamara said...

RG, I emailed you. :-)

Wan said...

That ring is so beautiful! Let me know when you have set pendants for sale in your shop. :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to be interested of buying this kind of ring: my favorites are labradorite and tourmaline. If you are making them more... :)
Sirpa

Tamara said...

Sirpa, I'll definitely be making more. I have some oval labradorite cabs I'm planning to make rings out of and need to buy some more circles because I like the way that one turned out. The one tourmaline cab is already spoken for but I'm going to try to get more of that as well. I'll post here on the blog as I make more.

Rae said...

What a beautiful ring! I'm not surprised that it took such little time for you to learn to make it. Metalsmithing IS fun -- I had a blast when I had my classes. :-)