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Working away!

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It's official I'm the worst blogger.  The hardest thing for me is the self promotion and talking about myself.  I am home working and thoroughly enjoying being in my home. Was away for a bit for the holidays but now back.  My mom was in the hospital but she is great now.  That was the reason I did not really do any holiday promotion.  I'm hoping everyone is well and happy in this new year!

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Moved House!

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I've been a bit absent because I moved! I'm all set up to work and have gotten started! I am still painting and decorating. It's a work in progress! More to come!

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Using castings and other thoughts!

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Well Happy New Year to all! I've really been into making rings lately. My dad has turned some of the waxes into Sterling Silver pieces I've been using in rings. I really like the way they have turned out. Someone asked me recently if I make all the items on my website and yes I do! Besides some of the casted pieces my dad makes for me I do everything myself. I'm quite prolific! Many ideas! I do feel the need to make a few pieces a week or sometimes more. Of course all the items on the website have...

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New set up

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Recently set up my new work space! Very excited to be able to be soldering and doing the silver work I used to do went I went to my dad's shop now at home! New pieces to be coming soon.  

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About Wax Working

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So my friend asked me what it meant to work in wax.  So I explained to her it is a method in jewelry making where an item is created first in wax. The artist/jeweler can carve an item in a special wax or can make a mold of an already existing item to duplicate. After the mold is made hot liquid wax is poured in to create the item in the wax to work on. In a previous post I was working on an item in which a mold was made of an existing item.  I want to duplicate that...

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