Welcome to 2014! It seems like 2013 absolutely flew by! And it will probably take me three months to remember to write the correct year when I have to date things... (yes, cliche but true...)
Check out my New Year's Eve present to myself - a reward for good holiday sales!
An upgraded workspace! I found a local supplier that sells jeweler's benches, so I now have a real bench (no more crick in my neck when I try to saw things!) I also got a flex shaft - the weight of my Dremel has been giving me wrist pain when I use it for too long, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. And a new rug to save the room carpet from dropped hot metal (melting carpet smells bad!) My old desk is now a soldering station.
All I need now is a better chair. I'll probably inherit the chair that's currently in my husband's home office; we just need to pick him out a new one.
It's been a little while since my last update! Here was my table at the jewelry trunk show at Studio 54 Gallery:
And here are a few things I've made since Thanksgiving:
A psilomelane pendant that I made as a gift for my mom for Christmas.
And I got a few jewelry technique books for Christmas so I made my first completely handmade basket prong setting and put it on a ring with two tube set CZs. It's not good enough to be anything but a practice piece, but not bad for a first try!
I start out the new year a little later today with the (un)enviable task of inventory... Counting and measuring and weighing all of my metal and stones.