Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Spring Chickens

Happy Birthday Grandma!!! 
My grandmother turned 100!! 
She is the one without the hat and the with necklaces on. The other lady is my great Aunt (my grandfathers little sister)
Can you believe that these two are 100 and 92? My grandma, Olga is an amazing women who just had a huge birthday party and boy did she deserve it. 
It was a great party with family coming in from all over. Helen came up from Virginia for the party at 92! Looks like I might have a long life . Well at least I hope so. 
Thanks for having all of us. 
Happy brithday. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hard work

 The above image is a stone that Quinn and I working with. We are creating a necklace together. I have put to hard work. I have created this board with masking tape sticky side up to hold the stone still while we wrap the bezel wire around the stone. I use a spring clamp to hold it onto the bench. That way when it is not in use I can hang it up out of the way. I have been using this for years. I love it. It make life in the studio so much easier.
Here is Quinn and I working on the setting. we are doing some cleaning up on the piece. Quinn loves to work in the studio and use the tools. He is getting the hang of the flexshaft. He is has been a great help in the studio. When the piece is done I will share it with all of you.
As always thanks for reading.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August update

Can you believe that it is already August? I am in shock that summer is almost over. It always seem like the nice warm weather is never here long enough and winter just drags on and on. Oh well, I guess that is New England for you. 
 The above image is of the best assistant ever. Quinn is hard at work on the rolling mill. he love to work out in the studio. And I love having him help out.
Here is an image of my bench with all of the different project on it. I also sent in all of my scrap and will be "shopping" for more metal soon. It is sooo exciting. I love buying supplies with "free" money. Or at least it always feel like it is free, I guess it is more like recycled. Well I am excited about cause it means new work will be coming soon. I'll keep you update.
Thanks for reading and as always be creative today.