May 2016

Metalsmithing Challenges

Today I'd like to share a little project with you. It's not very good to be honest and there's lots of mistakes I made, but it's a bit of a milestone for me since it's my first time fabricating a bezel set ring from scratch at home with nobody holding my hand and showing me every step.

Bead Shows and Teaching

So since my blogging has been pretty sparse in the past few years, I'll just start by telling you what I've been up to lately.

I'm taking a step back from bead shows. It's probably not shocking to anybody since bead shows in general seem to be getting a little smaller over the years. I love getting to chat with my customers in person and see their reactions to my work. I get to see what everyone is making and learn so many new things. I get to be with people that "get it." It's rewarding in a way that online interaction never really can be.

An Update and a Giveaway

So, as you might have noticed, I haven't been very good about blogging in the past year, or even a few years. I suppose I'm just spoiled on quick facebook updates and posting pictures on instagram. It's just so much easier to post something on a whim without needing to think about what you are going to say.

But, as I'm not traveling and getting to many bead shows anymore, I thought it would be nice to find another way to communicate with my Bead People, particularly since social media can have some limits and not everyone is using Facebook and Instagram.