It's April and there are basically two weeks left of school. This is both exciting and terrifying. I am excited to head home for the summer and hop back into business mode and shows. I am worried, as always, that I am never going to get my work finished.

First, there is holloware. My raised cup in now in half!

Nothing is ever simple in holloware. Binding before soldering is a necessary evil and saves tons of time and headaches in the long run. It doesn't mean I have to like it though.

More binding for the base.

And even more soldering fun!


The more urgent project is my production assignment for jewellery, due on Thursday... I have made a ton of progress the last few days but there is still much to be done.

My soldering nightmare. Eventually I got all the forged elements on there, but it was not without a lot of frustration. I don't think I will ever be designing something like this again that has this type of connection.


This is the latest progress, or at least the latest documented progress. They all have the prongs for setting the glass now, they just need a bit of cleaning up, the loops soldered on the back, a bit more cleanup then some polishing. Some are going to be silver plated, one will be powder coated, one will have a patina on it, and another will be gold plated.

Still lots to be done..... But it's getting there.