It's been almost better than Christmas here for the past week. I've gotten new tools and new metals and new stones - lots of new things to play with! My bench is piled high with silver, bronze, stainless steel, and anodized aluminum; rivets and texturing hammers and hole punchers; jaspers and saginite and the cutest little lampwork glass animal beads. The new designs that I've been dreaming about can now become real.
Tonight I played with bronze and a fabulous new texturing hammer to create this chunky cuff. The bronze is heavy - 16 gauge. (For those of you who don't speak metal gauge, that's a little bit thicker than a quarter).
I'd love to stay up and play all night, but I have to play responsible adult and go to bed now. *le sigh*