Anyway, here they are:
My first project:) The assignment was seven+ internal piercings and an external.
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My soldering work didn't look to bad! I didn't burn the building down, I didn't burn myself, and I didn't ruin anything. I'm a bit accident prone, I've found. My prof. was impressed with some of it, and said other pieces needed work. I can live with that.
Our first project is a soldered sculpture made entirely of wire. A bit hefty for a first project, but we'll see how it goes. I'm making a saxophone, because I seem obsessed with the shape. (see: Saxophone)
I'm also supposed to go in and practice my cold connections, and brush up my other soldering samples.
Lately I've been stiching up Peyote sleeves like a fiend. Somehow I ended up with a couple multi-orders at once, which is very exciting, even if it means a bunch of work at once.
I've also been uploading to Etsy, and I'm working on setting up a space to photograph my newer pieces.
Posted by Robin Marie at 5:29 PM
My Basic Metals class has kicked in to gear, and we're moving along at a good clip. We've covered sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, pickling, and now we're working on soldering.
I'm not going to lie, the first time I lit the torch I was a bit shaken up. It looks rather small and delicate, so I wasn't expecting the Whooosh of flame that appeared instantaniously. I'm a bit nervous about going in to the studio today, sans instructor, and trying to figure out this soldering thing myself. I've used the torch about three times, in total, and I'm not so sure I'm comfortable with it yet.
I'm having a blast, dispite the butterflies in my stomach, and I'm very excited to be in the class!
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