Copper digger

I believe I mentioned I enrolled in a silversmithing class at Mohawk, yeah? With Jane? That’s right. We’re college students now. Is two enough to start a sorority? A basset hound will be our mascot. Kappa Delta Slobber.

Anyway, last night was the second class and even though it was super-frustrating (I broke a few blades and could not get the tension on the jeweller’s saws right no matter what I tried) and we’ve only been working with copper so far, I LOVE IT.

So far I have made the above circle and star as well as this…

A not entirely straight-edged ring band. Flat. Next week it will be round. And maybe one day I’ll be anywhere close to as good as our instructor, Shannon Kennedy.

The below rings are probably my favourite of all her stuff, especially displayed this way.

Whaaaaaaaaat? So cool. While I wait to get stellar at this, I’ve been buying stones I don’t yet know how to set. Hopefully some level of skill comes soon because I’m clearly over excited/impatient to get going on far bigger projects than I’m ready for.

3 comments to Copper digger

  • carly

    AHHHHH. THIS IS SO NEAT.
    i can’t wait to see your progress! same with jane!

    wooot wooot.

  • admin

    Thanks! Me too. It’s super fun but I want to be awesome at it NOW.

  • cor

    I LOVE that you are doing this. I wanted to change my whole career path when I did silver work. Hint…I used to buy the saw blades in 10 packs. I needed it too! Can’t wait to see the results.

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