All of a sudden the studio is back in my life.
Took its darn time I can tell you.
I still have a bit of trouble getting in there first thing, but once I finally make it through the door I’m in there for the rest of the day.
I finished this yesterday.
I’ve had these little larimars for a while now and didn’t really know what to do with them.
I kind of like it, but there are a few changes I’m going to make to it today.
When I finish a bracelet I like to wear it for an hour or so to get the feel of how it lays and if there are any improvements I can make on it.
This one is a little different in that the focus is on two sides instead of the three larimars all sitting next to one another.
Look at that poor dried up skin 🙁
I actually like the oddity of the arrangement, however, although I didn’t think I would, but I’m going to change up the chain just a little so that it accommodates more wrist sizes. It fits me great, but I’d like it to have more options.
And, of course, what would a finished piece of jewelry be without the obligatory boo boo. Just when you finally put the thing down from spending forever buffing and cleaning it and exhaling that final sigh of contentment…
A leaf comes unsoldered.
Oh they look all fine and dandy here I know, but as soon as I turned my back on them one of them innocent looking leaves came loose.
The culprit here is the larger top leaf on the far right of the photo.
It’s still attached to the setting by its stem, but the actual leaf is able to bend when caught on something.
So the larimar is coming out, and that leaf is going to be re-soldered whether it likes it or not.
No one messes with the hand that holds the torch!
And now I’m back.
The leaf is soldered anew and the chain is revamped.
Only now I’m not happy with the buffing.
Or the back.
It’s o.k. isn’t it to never be satisfied…
It’s what will make us great.
Now I’m off to make another one.