… down the basement steps, that is. Desperate to get at my workshop, my husband & I devised a plan. I went down the steps on my behind to where he waited with the walker. Once at my workbench, I didn’t want to come up! I stayed downstairs for over 6 hours. I finished a few random pieces that were partially done. Then I tackled a necklace that I have been seeing in my mind for a couple of months. To start, I made 5 spiculuae (plural of spiculum?). A spiculum is a true test of your hammering skills. I cut the metal (26 g works best) into an elongated shape. It is narrower at the ends and widest at the middle. It is hammered gently up and down until the edges start to meet and the shape begins to form. I made 3 copper ones and then 2 sterling silver ones that are longer. They were annealed a coupel of times each and so have a darkened color. They each look a little different, also. It’s hard to know which way the seam will go. They are suspended on balled sterling silver wire and attached to a chain.
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I am the master of many things, but most likely fall short in most of them. I am a dietitian, scientist, artist, dog rescuer, knitter ,gardener, wife, sister and my proudest accomplishment, the mother to two amazing daughters. My jewelry generally has a simple, zen-like feel, often incorporating bits and pieces gathered from the beach where I live. Please come to browse my website. I hope you like what you see.
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