Thursday, August 23, 2007

Soldering on...

Woohoo! I had an amazing package from Karan yesterday - I'm so lucky! I love it all, but this book is going to be particularly useful! I can't find a decent soap making book at my library and this is full of veggie soap recipes! I'm making spa boxes again for Christmas pressies and now I have some great stuff to put in it! Thanks Karan! :-)
And you inadvertently sent Pippin a great pressie too - she thanks you for the packaging which she claimed straight away and slept in there until the window cleaner came and freaked her out! *lol*
I've been doing a little painting recently, here are some goblets which are heading for my eBay shop very shortly.
Ha ha ha, a very blurry close-up of the Celtic detail.
And something I've been playing around with for the HP craftalong. This months theme is Magical classes, so here's a potion bottle for Mandrake Restorative Draught .
It's made from a single shot red wine bottle and fimo, with a jewel and detailed with gold relief paste.
I went to jewellery making class again last night. We designed the decorative bits, hammered detail in, and soldered the copper wire on. The four pendants in the middle are the ones we've been working on.
I feel like we've been buffing these things for hours now *lol* Next week I'm going to take my mini-drill to speed up the buffing.

The one on the bottom right is mine, the one with the spirals. I got to play with a blow torch *mwahaha*

Next week I think we get to try cloisonne :-)

I've signed up for the IYPHP with Karan. I was going with Laural, but I don't think she's up to it at the minute, so Laural, when you're feeling better, I'll do a personal HP swap with you! The only thing is I won't be able to post my projects otherwise I'll spoil the surprise. We've already decided we'll be surprising each other! I already have quite a few ideas and found the 'perfect' thing for one item in town yesterday :-)


Karan said...

That potions bottle is fantastic!!

I'm also dying to put things in my blog that I have planned/made for the IYPHP - I'm a show off LOL
Got supplies for the big thing today WHOOOHOOO going to start tonight whilst Matt and Jake bloke stuff : )

Your pendant from your jewellery course is coming on nicely.

Samsara said...

Thanks :-)



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