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posted by [personal profile] arachne at 11:29pm on 07/12/2010
December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)

I'm not sure what the last thing I made to completion was, but I'm in the process of enamelling a few pieces, and they're all getting to the end stages of being made, so I figure they count.

Materials were: copper blanks, lead-free enamels (both opaque and transparent). I need to find out what company made the enamels I'm using (they came unmarked other than colour name as part of the kiln kit) for the sake of continuity. I also need to invest heavily in more colours - there are the most beautiful blues, greens, teals and turquoises out there, and I want them all. I need carborundum as well, before I can finish any of the started pieces.

Currently, I'm fortunate that I have the time to make things I want to - the money for materials is a different matter, which is why I'm so grateful to my parents for getting my the kiln and assorted kit for Christmas. Combine that with the silversmithing gear they got me for my birthday, and they are single (double? -handedly keeping me making stuff for a long time. I really do need to sort myself out with a table/bench for the silversmithing, and for my pendant polishy-thing - it and my benchpeg won't clamp to my computer desk.

This appears to have changed from "stuff I made" to "stuff I need". Oops. Ah well - I'm doing some rather cool stuff with what I have :)
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