|Sorry Jon, I promise to quit.|
I've complied a list of materials I plan to purchase this coming Monday when I travel to Vancouver for a day. Habson's is a terrific jewelery supply shop in the heart of the city and I always enjoy shopping there.
Here's the list- I love the alchemical sounding names of some of the concoctions! I feel like I'm landing on Mars and need a translator.
BENCH BLOCK HELPER WITH STEEL &
NYLON COMBO BENCH PIN &
ROUGE POLISHING CLOTH 9" x 11"
FILES - HAND - FLAT 6 INCH LENGTH - CUT #0
HAMMER - BALL PEIN 2-OZ
LIVER OF SULPHUR XL GEL - 4 OZ
PICKLE - SPAREX 10 OZ CAN
PICKLE POT - LITTLE DIPPER 16 OZ
SAWBLADES - DIAMOND 120 GRIT - 1/PKG
SAWFRAME - ADJUSTABLE 2-3/4"
SOL-8200-GF SOLDER - GOLD FILLED PASTE 1 dwt TUBE
I HOPE I have all I need for a couple of starting projects! Any suggestions are always appreciated- Let me know before I catch the 7:00 am ferry on Monday!
But wait- there's more! Tomorrow I'm taking a precious metal clay class here in Victoria at Sassafras Art Studio. It's a silver class- my interest is actually with copper and bronze but this will be an excellent starting point. This isn't actually my first exposure to pmc- in 2001 I was at a Clay Gathering in Quebec. We all watched a video and them tried to see what we could make. I attempted a bracelet which was too ambitious for my ability and the amount of clay I had to work with. The bracelet snapped almost immediately but I have used it since then as a texture stamp!
|...hopefully things will improve!|