Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just news

Cold, rainy day, no pictures to post.  Did finish the metal elements necklace.  Made about a dozen more metal elements, should be enough for another necklace.  These are fun to make.

Worked out a system for using the Crafted Findings Rivet Tool.  After either punching (single layer of metal), or drilling (multiple layers), the hole for a rivet, I snip off a small piece of Scotch packaging tape and place the rivet head down on the sticky side of the tape.  Then I can maneuver the rivet to wherever it needs to go on the element without dropping it on the floor.  With the rivet in place and taped down on the element, I can turn the element upside down and place it in the Rivet Tool and finish it.  The Speetog plier clamp is a really big help, also.  Especially when drilling through multiple layers of metal.

Ordered a ton of supplies. More metal, sheet, tube, wire, rivets.  Epoxy clay (Milliput), Adirondack inks,  enamels, copper etch, and the Minibrite cleaning system that Tele Formosa discusses on her blog.  Thanks, Tela, for posting about it. Hope it works.


  1. Must be the season to stock up :) That's what I did, too. You'll find the Speed Brite very useful, I'm sure. :)

  2. Thanks, Tela. Yes, 'tis the season, and I'm not done yet!