Learning things

General, Mineral, Technique, Wire / Monday, July 6th, 2015
SKU#106 clasp
Back of bronze amethyst necklace, handmade clasp

After I learned how to use a torch, my clasps have another finish. I just love the look.

I just love learning new things. Trying out new things, doing stuff I have never done before. It can be small things, like changing the wheels on the car. Or bigger things – like learning how to dive. Summer is always the time of the year for me when I have time to do all that. I have a diving certificate by the way…

It`s my type of vacation. I could of course have packed my bags and travelled to someplace interesting abroad, and I will. Some day. Perhaps next year. But travelling away from home when I finally have the time to work on all the projects on my to do list? That feels like a waste. So I wave farewell to all travellers, or rather check them up on facebook and watch all the pictures – and then I walk outside feeling the grass under my foot, greeting the sun while I plan the day ahead.

The list of things to learn this summer is long. So long in fact that I don`t think I will make it through everything. Then I will probably have to wait until next summer. That is quite alright.

One of the things on my list is wire weaves. There are so many different techniques and ways to do it, my head is swimming. Not all are working as I want them to, and some are outright ugly. But I try.

One of the wire weaves I am destined to do, is the so called viking knit or the viking weave. I will post about why I use “so called” later. I have already made a round of items with the weave, but realized after the dip in the LoS that the wire I had bought was lackered. Ooof. So it did not react to the liver of sulphur at all. Adding the depth that a bath in LoS gives is a must in a weave such as this, so I had to re-order more wire. Fast forward to today, and my new wire is in house. Time to get busy. Thankfully it is raining today. Just a quick stop at the post office and I am ready to delve into the hows and whats of the weave. Have a great day.

SKU#106 detail 2
Front of amethyst necklace