Friday, August 1, 2008

just like a real jeweler

I got my castings back today, and sat down at my bench with my saw frame and new flex shaft, just like a real jeweler.

And just like a real jeweler, I felt like I got nothing done all day. Its been so long since I worked with silver, its like a foreign material to me. Its too soft and bendable. I like solid, reliable steel. Plus, all the new stuff is so small. And my hands are too shaky. And don't even get me started on soldering.

Needless to say, I think I'm done in the studio for the day.

On a happier note, I ran 11 miles this morning. And a lot of it actually felt good. (Or at least a lot of the first 9 miles, the last two were a little tougher.) I'm really happy at how well my run went. I feel like I'm getting stronger and will be ready for the half-marathon. Plus, its fun to think about what you can eat when you burned an extra 1100 calories this morning.


Liz said...

ohhhh exciting!!! They look good!

Sayo said...

I saw you last year at the Bust Craftacular! (I think. Unless it was somewhere else.) I was looking for stuff online and came across your blog today and was like "Oh! I know that girl!" (not that I know you of course in real life, but I picked up your card) Neato!

Um, just a quick question if you don't mind- where do you go to get your stuff casted? Do you send it somewhere? Can you recommend any place? Just wondering. (thats what I was originally looking online for) Thanks!