Playing With Brass Sheet, Part 2

So yesterday, I cut and smoothed bracelet bars from brass sheet and annealed them to soften for embossing. I now use either my BigKick scrapbook machine or my Durston rolling mill to emboss some designs into the softened metal.   I've shown a before and after annealing of 2 of the bars.  One is okay but … Continue reading Playing With Brass Sheet, Part 2

Playing with Brass Sheet

Disclaimer:  I'm no pro at's just MY way of doing it. I'm going to cheat this and time lapse some of it since I just spent the last couple of weeks making copper connectors which you can see here in the shop: here I'm making brass ones this week (sometimes it takes that long to … Continue reading Playing with Brass Sheet

My Garden

I love this time of year.  As much as I love being inside beading, I often take a tray to the patio to bead and look at this loveliness.  I get inspiration for the colors for bead packs many times: just sitting, beading, looking at how the different colors of the garden go together without … Continue reading My Garden