Doin’ The Twist

Doin’ The Twist

I’m making a new shape that we’re calling “Twisters” cut from 24ga copper or 26 ga brass, to which I apply a patina. Then we finish the edges (I grind, my husband sands) and protect both sides with a coat of Renaissance Wax. Then comes the...
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...