My (Backwards) Adventures Into Beginner Jewelry Design, Week 6 (July 16), Part 1:
Since I finished my earrings and started a new project in the same class, I decided to split the posts into two parts. And there’s a third post for the day coming up since I took my make up class last week (and will be labeled Week 7).
Okay, Monday was the day I was finally putting the earrings to rest. After vigorously taking off the sticker residence, I finally managed to do a matte finish on the branch. Meh, I didn’t know it would take some of the branchy detail off the earrings, but I was still happy with it. So I re-tripoli the earrings for the 191982373th time and put some rouge on the silver ball and leaves and wah-la! Done!
It took me 11 classes to finish this so I am very ecstatic and in love with my earrings, flaws and all. It taught me a lot during this things. My longest project to date.
Now we are ready to make a bracelet~!
My (Backwards) Adventures Into Beginner Jewelry Design, Week 3 (June 25):
So this week I actually did a lot of stuff, SURPRISINGLY. I soldered on two balls (as extra fruit) that I made last week in like the last 4 minutes of class. That was quite a messy affair because I need to use yellow ochre to protect my bezels and it got everywhere and ugh. It took like fifteen minutes in the pickle to get it as clean as I can get because of the ochre. During that time, I’m cooking up plans for my next project.
Then there was a problem. On one of the big leaves, there is a black spot next to the bezel that refuses to come off. I don’t know what in the hell it was but it was stubborn. My professor told me to just put the tripoli on it in hopes it’ll come off.
I usually hate the tripoli part because it can be a pain in the ass for me from accidentally putting too much on it. However, after the huge battle, the spot’s still there.
So we put it in the ultrasound cleaner.
It’s still there.
So we’re hoping I can get it out with nail polish remover before next class. FML.
But next’s week, I should be done with the earrings and moving on to the bracelet!