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Exciting times in the studio.

There’s been a massive clean up.

Something apparently took over my body yesterday and lo!

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Can you say-what happened!

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Everything is in its place.

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Which is kind of frightening.

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In a creepy sort of way.

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But, I’m liking it.

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From this angle it doesn’t look like I’ve done a thing.

But, it’s my little piece of safe haven.

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As soon as I sit down here I’m in the land of, What? You want dinner? Sorry I don’t do that, but you can bring me a cup of tea if you want…

Now I just have to sort out the rest of the studio and the people who live here with me will think I’ve been invaded by the body snatchers-again.

It seems that now the jewelry has apparently worked its way to the top of my creative priorities I do have one little problem to fix.

The extractor fan.

It doesn’t work. Well, it half works in a very noisy, half working kind of way.

P made it for me, (I suspect with only half an effort), but I need something efficient now as the soldering fumes are taking over and my hypochondriacal self is beginning to get all up in my face over it.

Two things I don’t like about jewelry making.

1. wearing a dust mask

2. worrying about the fumes.

O.K., so I don’t like the nitric acid either, or the precious metal clay, but that’s because I haven’t quite got a handle on them yet and so they annoy the hell out of me.

(Yes, I need to know how to do everything, and I need to know how to do it well. What? You don’t?)

So, my next project, before I die of jewelry related fume and dust inhalation, is to make myself a better extractor fan without spending a thousand billion dollars on it.

Because that just wouldn’t be cost-effective.

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Now, where were we?

Back to jewelry.

I’ve been making a few things.

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Sterling silver and Chinese Hemimorphite Druzy

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Sterling Silver, Lucin Utah Variscite, Blue Opals and Thai Silver Beads.

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Sterling Silver, Tiger Eyes, Lapis, Raw Rubies and Wooden Beads.

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Copper, Tiger Eyes, Raw Rubies, Wooden beads.

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Sterling Silver and Green Opals.

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Copper, Green Turquoise, Blue Turquoise and Mystic Aura Quartz.

Click on photos to see examples of stones used.

I decided to go a bit bohemian with the last one, but I’m not sure I like it.

I’ve not been in the studio today as I’ve been out and about this morning and decided that I just have to go to see Life of Pi this afternoon before it leaves the cinema without me.

N and I are off in a few minutes. I loved the book, I’m guessing the movie will be good according to the reviews, and Ang Lee is just so cute, isn’t he? He seems like a nice man.

Tomorrow I’m thinking of rearranging the studio. Moving everything around. Touching stuff, throwing out stuff and generally cleaning it all up.

Big job. Not sure if I’m completely up to it.

We’ll see.


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