Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Abstracta Display Issues

We're having terrible trouble taking apart an Abstracta display, anyone have any suggestions other than throwing it in the trash? We're using the disconnector tool that we bought from them, and we put it together and are taking it apart exactly as described in the directions. So why have we already broken two connectors? Sheared them off completely at the base? We're afraid to take it any further apart because of this, and come on, we're girls, how can we break pieces of metal unless the metal is crap?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Metalworking Toys

I got some new toys in the mail! Both of the Emilys have experience with metalwork, like cutting, riveting, using a torch, etc. I have none but would like to make all sorts of metal things. First step is learning how to cut, drill, rivet, and polish. Not shown are the hammers and clamps I already own, the metal sheet/tubing I bought at the hobby store, and a weird cut-rate flexshaft like thing that I got at a yardsale for $5. It doesn't have the footpedal for changing speed, but I think it will work for practicing. I'll upgrade to a real flexshaft eventually. I'm still waiting for the alphabet punches from artbeads. Time to start practicing!

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creating new things, and making a mess

Making some earrings today, apparently making a couple pair requires every tool I have plus looking at all the bags of beads I can easily grab.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Tomorrow at the Big E

Tomorrow is the last day of the Big E, and therefore the last day to find our jewelry in the NH building. Stop by and see items by all sorts of NH craftspeople, from jam to woodwork!