Friday, August 31, 2012

Heart and Hands

Heart and Hands stacking rings.
The Hands ring is meant to fit over the heart when the two rings are stacked.

This is a first attempt so I am going to see how the casting comes out and then adjust.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last Night

Botanical Gardens picnic and movie night
Wizard of Oz, cheeses, salads, raspberries, chocolate ice cream in freshly made cones

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shrinky Dinks

I am thinking about having a shrinky dinks party this fall.  I ordered some sheets of shrinky dink paper to test out how they work.  I made the Little Prince and Ben made the fox to go with him. We used color pencils and then popped them into the toaster oven to shrink up.  They shrink to a third of the size in the oven and get very thick.  Ben got scared because they curl up as they shrink before flattening out and he thought they were ruined. But all was okay and I am pretty happy with how they came out.  I glued a pin backing onto the Little Prince.  Lastly, we sprayed some fixative spray over the shrinky dinks because they are easily smudged. I am going to think up more ideas of things to make and test out making some with markers as well.

Update:  It has come to my attention that some people don't know what a shrinky dink is!  Please watch the following video and be amazed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Viking Inspired Wedding Band

My friend Kate commissioned me to make a new wedding band for her husband for their wedding anniversary.  She was really liking the look of old Viking wedding rings she had seen online.

First I did a bunch of sketches and then I measured and planned for the sculpting of the wax.

Wax carving the band.

Here is the rough metal back from casting.

And the final Viking inspired ring.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekend Moments

dinner with friends from near and far, a new breakfast spot, movies, Sleepwalk With Me with Ira, Mike and a pizza pillow, teas and mille feuilles, carving wax, cylinder seals, cinnamon and walnut french, bottling beer, fancy drinks, cheese and meats, ice cream 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Today's Rings

The honeycomb ring is in the shop now and the teardrop is coming soon.

I am looking forward to making a ton of teardrop rings and stacking them up on one finger.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Last Night

Matching yogurts from Culture.
Banana and original swirl with oatmeal cookie topping.
One medium, one small.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekend Moments

puffin cereal, ice pops, reservation, family, hiking, hawk feather, clover, brewery, chili, hot chocolate sauce

Friday, August 17, 2012

Last Night

Last night we finally made it to the theater to see the new Batman movie.  We had been trying to go every weekend for a long time but would end up too busy.  Thursday night worked out perfectly as it is the cheap night at Cobble Hill Cinema.  As for the movie, it was okay, I was hoping for better.  Could have used better plot and character development.

Before the movie we went to Local 61 for some beers and dinner.  I got there early and sat and read while waiting for Ben.  The space was really nice and open and I enjoyed my grilled cheese and gazpacho.

Ben also made corn bread and brewed beer yesterday.  The cornbread was delicious and I am looking forward to the beer.  I think I have been nominated to be assistant bottler.  
Excellent after movie snack.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Currently Working On

I have been playing around with some new ring ideas.  This is my favorite of the bunch.  
A dainty brass tear drop ring.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last Night

Into the woods and out of the woods.

I loved it!

We finally got lucky with the virtual line and got tickets to Into the Woods yesterday.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend Moments

the last bottle of the wedding red, sailing, two minutes of spinnaker, lots of wind, boat basin, burgers and beers, frozen yogurts, brunch, antiques, a giant disco ball, movie props, villains, superheros, friends, and the end of the Olympics