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Synergy 2 Exhibit Piece

December 22, 2009

Here is my piece for the Synergy 2 Exhibit.  I am calling it “Keeping It Together”.  The name seemed appropriate because  the theme of this second Synergy Conference is Connections, and the necklace uses many forms of connections:  polymer clay to polymer clay, soldered connections, tabs and links.  All these types of connections serve to […]

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Torch report

July 5, 2009

I picked up a new butane torch a while ago, and yesterday was my first opportunity to try it out. This torch is the first butane torch which seems to have been designed with jewelrymaking in mind.  It has a larger reservoir which claims to provide as much as 90 minutes of burn time.  The […]

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Ventilation system

July 3, 2009

The studio mess is under control.  I am so excited I can barely contain myself.  Really.  The tables have been cleared off, and my metals and soldering work areas are all set.  I’ve still got to clear up my polymer clay work area, but it’s okay for now.  As a reward for all my cleaning, […]

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Bead & Button Show – Microfold Texture Class

June 2, 2009

My buddy and annual roommate, Diane Villano arrived this afternoon and I had my first class today.  I’m having a blast already.  The energy and enthusiasm here at the Bead & Button Show is fantastic.  I love talking to other students about what classes they’ve taken so far.  Despite the economy there seem to be plently of […]

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