Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Well, I was hoping to have a progress report and some new photos today, but I'm not making the progress that I'd wished.  Have had some setbacks and have had to change my design a bit.  It's not pretty now...but it will be...soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Final Project

I have my first disc cut out and my second mostly cut out.  Now I'm going to roll out my 25% shibuichi and cut out its shape.  If my sterling is here, I hope to get that rolled out and cut, too.  May have left it in my workbench at school, though--and probably won't go over there to get it!

Pictures next time!

This may be turning into a how to!

Monday, November 7, 2011


This is not travel related, but, please visit my goulash Designs Facebook page for details and enter my contest.  Ten jewelry prizes will be awarded.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Going back in time...again

As for my scarab--the first metal one.  It didn't etch, and, as I'd thought, it is too small.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sorry--No Pyramid!

I've finally come up with a design for my final (for class) Egyptian themed piece.  Sorry, no pyramids!  I'm going with lotuses all the way.  One on the front of the lentil and, hopefully, if time allows, on two glass beads.  Also, depending on the time, it will also be reversible with the eye of Horus on the back.

This will be my most involved metalwork to date, as I will be using 5 different metals.  I'm thinking bronze, sterling silver, copper and both 5% and 25% shibuichi.  The 5% shibuichi, hopefully, will appear as black and the 25% will appear somewhat darker than the silver.

What do you think?