Metal, Moving Towards Fall

Metal, Moving Towards Fall

We’ve been having many hours of filing the brightly colored aluminum pieces, and I’ve been moving towards the heavier stuff…I’ve got a new batch of brass, bronze, copper and nickle silver that I’m etching and coloring with patinas. These...
In a Metal Mode

In a Metal Mode

We’re having a great time creating new art, music, and writing here in Wyoming. I have both indoor and outdoor work spaces. The light is great (got a little dark during the eclipse, but that was only a minute or two!) and I’ve been having a grand time...
Filing Jointly

Filing Jointly

We’re filing jointly, my sweetie and me. I don’t mean American tax money though, I’m talkin’ Swiss….Swiss files, that is. The 00 Habilis half rounds, in particular. I love the one I’ve had for several years now–it is a...
Metal Jewelry Classes and More!

Metal Jewelry Classes and More!

I’ve put together a selection of classes at Tinkermill to start the year off with a creative twist or two–metal twists! Lear how to create baubles, bangles and beads using sheet metal and wire which you can then embellish with color and patinas. Tinkermill...

Hammered

Hammered metal, that is! Pounding sheet brass, bronze, copper and nickle silver is a great stress reliever, and also the first step to making hammered metal jewelry. Different hammer faces create different textures that can simple, or built up and combined.  Here you...

Patina Party

I’m having my own little patina party, getting a big new batch of earrings, pendants and jewelry components ready to wire wrap. I’ve done lots of electro-etching on sheets copper, brass, bronze and nickle silver over the past year, marked and cut the...