When we first got to the studio we filed and sanded the pieces, which seemed to take forever. Once that was done I started on my enameling assembly line. Mom worked on cutting out more pendants to enamel because I want to get those posted out on Etsy. I think the pendants might sell better than the assembled necklaces, though I could be wrong.
I am so happy with the way the enameled pieces turned out. I had to improvise on fixing the kokapelli pendants because the trivets but indentations on the sides of the piece, so I have to file the indentations down so they don't get caught on clothes or cut someone. I hate how the filing makes the backside of the pendant look, so I improvised to fix the problem. There was a lava rock sitting on the kiln with wires sticking out, so I hung the kokapelli pendants on the wire and stuck it back in the kiln for about 45 seconds to melt the glass again. Overall I pretty happy with the way the back of the pendants turned out. I think I am going to wrench my shoulder of the socket trying to pat myself on the back.
Today was also the day I launched our EB Bead and Metal Works Facebook page. I tried to load the Facebook page to blogger but I am having issues, I might have to do log the page from work. I know I have the pop up blocker off, but when I tried to load the page I keep getting blocked. Oh well, another day's work.
I did take the time and take photographs (though I really wanted to go home and crash on my comfy couch and not come up until starting the process all over tomorrow). Enjoy!
|"Flower Power" - Peace symbol design|
|"Awakening" - Lotus flower design|
|"Forlorn" - bonsai tree design|
|Gingko Leaf Pendant|
|Red/Orange/Yellow Leaf Pendant|