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February 19th, 2007


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07:29 pm
You know, if I wanted to be a Web guru, I'd be a Web guru and not a metalsmith. Sigh.

This means that I've been spending at least as much time and effort lately on updating my website as I have in the studio doing metal things. And it's not as much fun. Nor is it even visible now; since I'm doing a pretty comprehensive re-working, I need to finish that before I can post the results of my labors in the CSS salt-mines.

But I did spend a few hours in the studio today, and am making progress on several things; the Crow Moon scent lockets, my most-immediate commission, and some plique earrings (along with various bits of other things). This is some consolation for having to spend a lot of time on website stuff.

Speaking of the Crow Moon scent lockets: I decided, after the disaster that was #1 and the lack of success in #2, that doing it all with fusing was unrealistic for this project. So I'm using a hard argentium solder that I hope will not be obnoxious, color-wise.

I am, though, still intrigued by argentium. Especially after spending more time than I would have preferred removing firescale from part of the commission piece...

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From:maida_mac
Date:February 20th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
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I am reminded that I reallyreally want Crow Moon.
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 20th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
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I ordered a bottle of it, and the t-shirt. I hope I like the scent...!

I'm debating whether to do a bottlecap (a skin, not a completely-silver one) for Crow Moon. Maybe I'll wait to see if I like the scent. The lockets might be done this week, though- I hope so!
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From:maida_mac
Date:February 20th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
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I have never ordered a LE scent and am not even sure what I need to do, actually.

The scent description, not just the name, sounds lovely.
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 20th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
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At this point I'm more likely to order a LE scent than a GC one. I've had several- probably around 50%-of the GC scents be inconsistent- meaning, I'd get an imp, and like it, and buy a bottle- and the bottle would smell NOTHING like the imp. The worst was Hamadryad- my imp is gorgeous, and my bottle revolting- basically, ben-gay.

So I figure with the LEs- they are what they are, and at least I'm not thinking that i can get more, when BPAL does not seem to be able to do consistent scents reliably. Which is, I think, a serious problem for them though I do like much of their stuff.

I'd hoped to get a better idea of what I do and don't like, but so far I haven't found many common elements- except that sweet foody generally turns to play-doh on me. :P
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From:fub
Date:February 22nd, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
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if I wanted to be a Web guru, I'd be a Web guru and not a metalsmith.
That's why you hire a web guru to do your web stuff for you. Or bribe him/her with something shiny. ;)

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