Monday, January 19, 2009

the proof is in the pudding ...

I finally got my ceramic pieces back today, and spent some time drilling the holes clean, rinsing them with my squirt gun, and then took them all outside for a leisurely sun tan before I attempted to assemble everything.

Armed with my Vernier Caliper, and a lot of other stuff I started to measure, cutting bits of mandrels with my abused Jeweller's saw, and finally put all together. Currently the whole lot is resting with elastic bands around their ample bosoms, waiting for the bonding agents to cure, while I cannot wait to start using my pretties.
I absolutely believe in test driving everything I make. Whether it is a new ring design, or what. I must know that it will survive me and those around me before I will ever consider selling anything that I have made.

5 comments:

Lize Engelbrecht said...

I love these new designs!!!They are so unique!Well done!!

angelinabeadalina said...

Beautiful! I'm loving these, too!

Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Gorgeous!!!

P.s. you need to collect an award from my blog.

Karen said...

these look wonderful

Diana Ferreira said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! It is SO exciting to work on this project, and I really battle to fall asleep at night, with all the ideas that is racing through my mind!

If you thought that the 6 odd hours waiting to remove glass from the kiln is bad - stay away from ceramics! The waiting for stuff is killing me.

Cabinsi - a new word I learned today - origin and meaning unknown ...