More Copper Bracelets
Playing with Metal Clay
Et Voila - Ginkgo Leaves!
And then, woe, woe, thrice woe, disaster struck! It was my usual impatience that was my undoing. While the kiln was reheating, I tried to put the flowers into the carbon container for their second firing. Of course they were too hot to handle and I had to pick them up using long tweezers. While snuggling my O'Keeffe flower into the carbon, I handled it by the bail, which to my horror snapped off from the pendant. I looked up and caught sight of my face in the window - and burst into loud hysterical gales of laughter. 'Serves you right for doing such a stupid thing,' I thought. 'Why couldn't you wait for ten minutes longer, until the damn thing had cooled down?' Having administered myself a swift bollocking, I brought it back indoors and proceeded to repair it with copper clay spackle.
Kiln ready - again!!
Have a great week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.