Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Stuff, New Toy

Well, you know me, can't resist getting something new.  In the can is Gliders Paste, Iris Blue, from Cool Tools.  Nine different colors.  Neat stuff, tested it out on some bone, and it looks like it's going to work quite well.  It does come out much lighter than its appearance in the photo.

Below, also from Cool Tools, a micro engraver, Beadsmith brand.  Powered by two AAA batteries.  This little engraver works very nicely, and is much easier to handle than some of the larger ones.  Small tip shown, there is also a larger tip.  But, there's just one really big problem.  My penmanship never was very good and my engraving/calligraphy skills are totally non-existent!  No joke, but I can use the tool in other ways.

Still sawing spacers and making heavy wire jump rings.  Brass, copper and aluminum. Someday, you'll see how I'm using them, together with the spacers cut from 1/8 inch tubing.

Want to see a picture of a studio to die for?  Check out the latest issue of "Ornament" Volume 34, No. 4, and droll over Linda Threadgill's fabulous studio.  Just wish there had been other views. I do like to see other folks work places.  Several are shown on Ganoskin, but the photos are so small, it's hard to make out what's what in some of them.

Still hot here.  I try to stay out of the heat as much as possible.  Not nearly as tough as I once was.

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