Friday, August 27, 2010
Here are a few pictures I took from the trip.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
- Make sure you're hammer is parallel to your block when it hits the wire. Oh Em Geee..... That was really frustrating to learn.
- Hold the hammer at the end of the handle and raise your entire arm up and down. Do not swing your forearm, or else the hammer will hit at an angle and leave a mark on the wire.
- If you want to flatten the wire, use materials that are harder than it, such as steel. If you just want to harden, use softer materials such as wood.
- The wire will want to straighten when you flatten it, so if you're flattening out a spiral, provide counter pressure on the outside of the loop so it keeps its curved shape
- When making earrings, you can tape the wires together and form them at the same time to make sure each earring is identical. Then hammer them out.
- Photographing earrings is really, really hard. I'm still working on this
- Hammering late at night is not good for neighbor relations. Oops.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Here's the link to my Etsy shop main page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fantasian
Monday, May 10, 2010
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Full New York Times article is here: Inventors Wanted. Cool Toys Provided.