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Monday, February 25, 2008

25 February 2008

I've just been taking a short break from the fibres to make a pendant for a metal/wire swap on Beading Forum dot com dot au. I can't post a photo of it yet, because we haven't swapped yet, and it'll be a surprise for the recipient. As soon as my swap partner receives it though, I'll put a photo up here (expecting mid-late March).

The swap specifics:
no particular theme, but the creation MUST include at least 1 pearl..

Make a pendant with a Pearl incorporated to the value no greater than $5 (cost of materials) -it can contain any form of metalwork (wirework, chainmaille, smithing and anything else you can think of) in any metal (precious or other including craft wire), with or without the addition of stones.

I think it'd be safe to say that it was the first time in about a year that I lit up my gas torch to work with metal, without giving away any hints to potential swap partners. The partners haven't been assigned yet, but only the senders will be told who they're sending to.

It's also got me thinking about buying some glass and mandrels with my next supplies/tools purchase to do more torch work and start learning to make glass beads.

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