This week is all about teaching, it seems. My son asked me to start giving him formal drawing lessons, and tomorrow I am teaching a workshop on crystal grids, which I've been preparing for yesterday and today. This weekend we will be going down to White Sands for our annual walkabout, a much-anticipated trip. I'm bringing metal clay with me for direct-impression elements out in the dunes.
In the studio over the weekend I spent two intensive days making a fantastic primitive sterling cuff with two set stones, but managed to crack one of them in the very last stages of refining the patina. It figures. That's the nature of jewelry making! Next week I'll try to repair the stone and if that goes well, I may list the cuff...that is, if I can bring myself to part with it. More metalwork is on the way, regardless.
Desert Blessings, Dawn