I’m super excited, I learned how to do something new. This time on the admin end.
I am at present my own webmaster, so I have to learn a lot of things I know nothing about, but with enough failed attempts, something might finally sink in. Or I completely shut down mentally…
I have been failing at setting up emails from my website to work with my Mac mail service, but I’m sure I’ll figure that out soon enough. So, you know how when you’re looking everywhere for info on how to do ONE thing, you inevitably stumble upon something else? That’s how it all went down.
In the end you may not be as excited as me, but I have added a “Tulaa Blog” tab to my website, and when you click on that it will automatically redirect you here to my blog! Like I said probably bigger news for me than you but what can I say, I spend a lot of time alone.
Thanks for listening, and as a treat here’s something new not on website yet, but will be very soon…
I was messing around with getting my Flickr account set up because it is apparently a “must do” in the artists’ world. I agree, it is a fun place to share and see. I had fun listing my pics in a new way, just for fun. Anyway, I uploaded, tagged, published, AND linked it to my blog. Well, it was then that I noticed that I had not updated here about my druzy piece!
It took some time, and a lot of guidance from RJ (my mentor, and master jeweler Robin Jordan), but here she is…
It was really challenging to fabricate the prongs for this piece. Being my first, I was unaware of what really went into prong placement. We had to be very careful because of the crystal structure of the druzy.
You can see how we had to direct the prongs around certain areas. I was a bit intimidated by the process, but was heartened when RJ said “I may have lead you down the wrong path, we have picked probably the most difficult typ of stone to set for your first time out!” He explained that in the future, with practice, things get easier, especially if I am working with a more uniform surface. Oh well, I always am making things way more difficult for myself!
Here is a back view where you can see how cool this stone is from all angles
I have since finished another druzy piece, and I am going back for more. Next time it’s a labradorite cab with a lot of fire…this is what we call a teaser! Until next time!