Wednesday, September 29, 2010

curate's egg

Strange day today: some things good, some bad, "good, in parts"!

Bad: my microwelder (hydro-flame) broke down; someone stole my tube-cutter; one of the students has hacked a coil of wire into multiple lengths as they were too lazy to look for the end.

Good: I finished a bangle -

Atavism 1

Made from iron nail, silver, found washers, an old key, the tang of a file and set with sapphires, blue topaz and carnelian agate.

Atavism 4

Atavism 3

And received a lovely present of some Tanzanian alluvial "Umba" sapphires:

Lovely Present - Umba Sapphires 1