|05:26 pm - Solstice Day (more or less)|
Due, again, to Circumstances, we were not able to attend the Christmas Revels tonight as we had planned. Sigh. The slightly tarnished silver lining is that I got some good work done in the studio...
I've twisted and annealed 2 more lengths of brass wire for big filigree stars. The one I tried previously turned out nicely, so I decided to do another couple for gifts.
I'm also working on the hammered-texture ring that's a challenge on the metalsmiths community. So far so good... I'm incorporating a hammered texture and filigree, and might add a stone. The hammered bit is coming along nicely, and I've cut the wire for the filigree- I do think it needs a solid border on the other side of the filigree, for strength, even though that will make it rather wide. I'm still mulling over how to manage that.
I am also mulling over various designs for heart-themed items, which I will hope to have available before Valentine's Day this year. :)