Hopefully I can find one, I really don't want to order from firemountain, they are insanely pricey. Would buying metal from a hardware store work, or would it need too much work to make it show worthy?
You're quite welcome! I'd wanted to take Jewelery Making in high school, but it was in a time slot that prevented one of my other classes that I either had to take or also really wanted. By now I'm no longer certain which.
I never took any formal classes in jewelry making, as I'm severely allergic to smoke, sulfur, and many metals, and I'm a great believer in self educating. At least in kinesthetic pursuits, it's often best to teach one's self. There are all kinds of books on the many different sorts of jewelry making, and all it really takes is time and supplies to learn.
True enough, but at that time I was living in my father's house, and had no income or allowance in spite of doing chores. If I'd taken a class, I could have experimented with school supplies and learned if I had a taste for the work.
Yeah... I was very bummed that I never got a chance to try out the airbrush we had. Whenever I wasn't in the middle of an assignment, it was either in use or not working. Stained Glass was fabulous that way. The teacher had boxes and boxes of smaller glass shards we could use, some of them very fancy. My usual preference is to work small, so this meant I didn't have to change much to make complex pieces. Our final for the first trimester was to do a work with a lot of pieces. 20 would get you an A; mine had about 30, if I remember correctly, a smoke-colored pegasus with purple wings on a snow field with clear glass around it. Should have used blue, to make it stand out more, but I didn't. Or maybe I couldn't find enough of the shades I'd like. If I still had access to the equipment, I could do better now, but... I don't. He would have let me "sit in" on his classes and continued using the equipment, but I didn't feel right doing that. Ah, well.
it also happens to be my technical communications final. I'm fond of the thing, I see too many tutorials out there on specific projects (I'm no help here) and I just wanted to do one on the basics of torque working
I have a bracelet tutorial for my 6000 pageview (likely to be on time, what a shock) that goes along with this