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...

Spring Flowers

I’m learning to use new software and new tools along with those honed for a while now, and the new crop this year includes Inkscape design software that is a lot like Illustrator but lots of CAD stuff in there I’m not familiar with yet. Combined with the...

Classy!

I’m learning my way around Tinkermill in Longmont. There’s a great deal TO learn there–lots of machines, materials, and creative knowledgeable people. I’m happy to be one of them, and to now be starting to offer classes there. How to use the...