I have been trying my best to get into a good routine in the studio. My stores have been so kind and patient in requesting my jewelry to replenish their diminished supply. If you have been waiting for some shiny objects with dashes of color at a boutique near you please know they are being made with love.
Here's a peek at my process.
step one: sanding the edges of fine silver discs
[why yes, that is a hammer in my apron]
step two: dapping discs
[this slight cupping gives the enamel a home and allows the glass to fuse to metal just a little better]
step three: sifting glass onto silver
step three: fusing glass to metal with my torch
here's the crop!
[this gets me through a long studio day, a soy cappuccino and a coconut macaroon.]
step four: sanding stray enamel from the edges of silver
[view of my soldering set up with a nice chuck taylors shot!]
step five: soldering ear posts to my enameled dots
step six: sanding solder and silver to a shine!
step seven: product packaging
step eight: packing up for shipping. my favorite step!
thanks for taking a peek at my studio shots.