Monday, June 15, 2009

A little disaster

After my last post my computer went down. That was Saturday evening. By Monday I got it repaired, not knowing that it will get worse. Next I lost sound and finally my PC crashed completely! And I did not have any recent backup, which taught me a great lesson. It took the rest of the week to recover the data from the hard drive. And finally today the reloading on to a brand new computer.
Now I just have to sort out the jumbled files and put them back into folders. And I have to find all my pictures which seem to have disappeared! Not to talk of downloading all the software which has taken leave of absence as well. Oh, what a delightful job!!!
So, please be patient and bear with me. New creations have happened and I will show them as soon as I can.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Heavy Metal

I found some heavy gauge wire the other day and I decided that it would have to be a chainmaille creation. The wire is 1.5mm thick (between 15 & 14 g ), hard to cut jumprings, as well as hard on hands, wrists and tools! But I just love the result. The rings have an ID of 5.5mm, almost 6mm after springback, which gave me a bracelet of a whole centimetre thickness. Very substantial!!!

Now I plan to go back to the shop and buy up their supply of this wire, because I have already planned what other weaves I can do. Not to talk of some serious sculpting. We shall see!