Thursday, March 19, 2009


I have many things to learn. "They" say, if you stop learning, you die.. I don't know who "they" are, but "they" say it. At least, I've heard "they" say that...

Well, last night, I spent four hours with my torch and a pile of Argentium Silver. Yes, four hours. It was great too. I made my first pair of earrings. Mind you, they aren't perfect, but they are pretty. Perfectly my style even. I can't wait to show them off.

Fusing has taught me to have a bit more patience. Metal can't be rushed when you are melting it... It's amazing to watch it go from it's silver color, to slightly darker and finally to molten red. I'm really quite amazed with it.

The main reason I'm so into fusing though, is the fact that I can make my own headpins. Headpins, even though so little, tend to cost big bucks. It's much cheaper for me to make my own! I can also pass on that reward to my customers... I hate overcharging. I DO charge for my time, so if I'm fusing, my items are going to be more expensive anyway. Making my own headpins will just make my items more affordable!

I can't wait to keep learning and showing off my items... Hopefully they just keep getting better!


  1. I would love to be able to do this.
    (And the earrings a little ways down the page made from the fused metal are great! Do you sell your work on Etsy?)

  2. wooohooo!

    Torches are awesome.

    Can't wait to see it all!