Monday, October 24, 2011
They did tons of tests on my heart and my brain, and everything came back normal, so nobody knows why I had the siezures. I had just started taking Medrol (a steroid) for some pain I was having in my shoulder, so I don't know if it was related to that or not. I've taken Medrol before with no ill effects, but now I'm afraid to ever take it again.
Anyway, it hasn't happened again, so I'm hoping it was just a flukey thing and that was the end of it.
I just got home yesterday and I've been resting, but I'm feeling like beading again now, so I think I'll work on my wine bottle today. It's about time I got that thing finished up! I am also eager to try some more designs with beads and chain. I'm having a hard time trying to get the finished work to look like the ideas in my head though.
Hope all of you are in good health!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I’m really having fun playing around with my wire. I’m pretty slow at it though, I have to work on that. I made a pair of earwires with little crystals on them. But, oops, I made the little loops backwards!
Does it really matter which direction the loops face? Does the dangle part hang differently if the loop is faced around backwards? I guess I’ll find out. I’ll make something and hang it on there.
I can’t wait to get good at this. I really want to work with silver, but I don’t want to make any mistakes, it’s too expensive. I’ll just keep practicing with copper for awhile.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I’ve had some (well, a lot of) wire stashed in my beading supplies since years ago, when I thought I would do something with it and then never did. I’ve made a few simple loops and wrapped loops here and there when I needed to, but never took it much further.
I finally got out all my wire today and went looking for tutorials. I found plenty of them at Jewelry Lessons. After I finished drooling over all the pretty things, I picked a tutorial marked ‘beginner’ by Pat Capo, called Single Spiral Ring. Her directions were fantastic, and I managed to make this:
One thing I definitely learned – It’s important to file the cut ends of your wire! I tried to put the ring on before I filed it and I cut my finger. Ouch! But now that I’ve filed it properly, it fits well and it’s very comfortable.
And I think I have a new addiction. I downloaded a bunch of tutorials in my thirst for wire knowledge. I think I grabbed every free one they had, and once I pick up some basic skills I can go on to the more advanced paid tutorials. Jewelry Lessons is a great site! Many experienced teachers with lots of knowledge to share.
On another note, I think I might have some exciting (to me, at least) news to report at the beginning of this coming week! Stay tuned.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Knowing me, I'll push a wrong button somewhere, though, and wipe out my blog. Well, we will see what happens.