Going up today on Etsy: Apologies for the somewhat blurry photos, I really need to figure out the settings on hubby’s little Nikon..or figure out which camera I need for the business.
Etching and Enameling
Etching on copper is a new concentration and I seem to be drawn to a fern/kelp motif. These etched discs are in the process of getting enameled and if I have time before the show (eeek!) etching the enamel so it’s not so shiny may be in order. Apologies for the supadupa shiny copper, this is just a quick shot to show my progress. Those little round discs on the left are part of trying to figure out what color to use- so many choices. The counter enamel is now on the back side of the discs and after I clean the firescale off the front, they’ll be ready for a couple more layers of enamel.
Perhaps I’ll see you at BABE? It’s the 13th and 14th- next weekend! Come by my booth and say hey if you’re able to make it. 🙂
Pagoda Ring Class
The Pagoda Ring class at Ornamentea was great and especially nice since it was just me and one other student- which made it possible to pick our instructor’s brain. Ndidi was a great teacher and we learned how to etch, something I’ve been wanting to learn to do for years now and it’s so simple! There are a couple things safety-wise I might change, like the ventilation and wearing an apron, etc.
Stayed tuned for etched bead caps and new work soon. Planning on re-opening my Etsy shop sometime this week, just have a whole lotta work to photograph.