29 October 2012

A giveaway at Summerfield Designs

I've been meaning to do one of these a month, but October frankly was challenging and I never got around to it.
So, here is the deal: Like Summerfield Designs on Facebook, look at the latest photo album, entitled Dumplings and/or Tacos, and leave a comment telling me which one you'd like if you were to win.
The pictures are not great, I'm the first to admit, but, you know, I'd much rather sew (or hammer or torch) than take pictures these days. I'm sure it'll change, I hope it will.
Here then are the pictures as well:

All bags were made from a tutorial by Michelle of http://www.michellepatterns.com/.

09 October 2012

Making chains with Stephanie Lee

Last week, I took another online class with Stephanie Lee. I highly recommend not only her classes, but online classes in general (and, don't get me wrong, I love real life classes as well). There's just something about working when you want to, as much or as little as you want to and having access to videos at your convenience.
This time around, we made chain(s), both wrapped and soldered.
 The above photo shows pretty much everything that's on my bench at this moment (well, there's plenty more, but this has to do with chains and links etc.) The two chains on the bottom are something I had been working on before.
Soldered links
wrapped clasps and link
The above were made from Stephanie's videos: soldered links (a bit more soldering to be done) and a link and various clasps.
twisted wire
But what I am the most thrilled about is that I finally learned to make twisted wire using my drill.
Not a terrific photo, sorry, but a nice, even twist.