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My two lives. My late night/early mornings life of mad crafty energy, where my fingers itch to create and my mild mannered day life of teaching, biking, tennis and the love of my life!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

YES! Wire Wrapping Newbie and rebirth of Lapidary Bug

Margo and I took a wire wrapping class in Sac. It was awesome!! We did it! I know I really s**ked at working wire, figured that metal was ex's domain, but HA! This was fun. I brought a number of my cabs, and used this black metalic cab (cannot remember what it is, other than I got it from Oregon and it makes a black sloppy mess of my machine when working it.)

I'm so psyched. Of course, I want to make a gazillion more, and me being me, want to buy an 18" Lortone slab saw and a 10" trim saw, build a shop, go crazy buying rock, and bend silver all day long!

Way fun. I have over 30 cabs that I made when gas was cheap, weekends were free, and I could drive to Mather AFB and play rockhound with the awesome Sacramento Mineral Society folks before my skin rebelled.

Skin has recovered endless hours, day after day, in cold water. Now I miss it.

Of course I don't have time.

OT: It's getting cold enough I'm thinking of wood burning stoves, sweaters, and off the road, back to the gym. (The Thursday racing guys had a major crash. Pres. Dan Sh. has a skull fracture and bruised brain: I just heard that Michael J. has 7 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and fractures in his sternum and scapula!! A bolted down spinner sounds pretty good right now...)


At 2:58 PM, Blogger KnittingGuru Blog said...

Hi Deedo,

That pendant is REALLY nice. Yarn to wire is a big leap. I know, because one of my submissions to Lark Book's crocheted jewelry was a wire crocheted bracelet. It didn't make the cut, but TWO OF MY CHOKERS WILL BE IN THE BOOK!!!

I am so excited! Take a look at my blog for more about this.

In short, I think today we're both wired (pun intended).

At 4:26 PM, Blogger AmysBabies said...

I still think it looks like a Dragon Claw!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with : )

At 5:35 PM, Blogger deedo said...

Thank you knittingguru and amy! That's awesome about the Lark books, they do the BEST books! Yes, wire is as far from yarn as you can get, it seems. :-)

I confess to having a deep abiding affection for dragons, Bixby! Read all the Pern series growing up, and in high school my best friend and I wrote each other in Gothic calligraphy. lol.


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