Sunday, July 6, 2008

Classroom studio

Took pictures around my metalsmithing classroom.

If only I had this kind of set-up at home - dream on!

This is the room where we do all the soldering and other dangerous type work. Pictured are the rows of annealing pans and pickle pots. The torches are underneath.

Class today went a little better than last week. I learned a whole bunch of cool new things, including a start to what I mainly came here to learn - stone setting. We learned how to do a bezel setting on a cabochon. It looks rather complicated. I didn't get a chance to try it out yet because I was still stuck sawing away at my ring from last week, so hopefully soon. I'm a little anxious about trying it out, though - I know I'm going to end up breaking something again.


Karmela said...

Mother of God. You with an acetylene torch. That's a recipe for disaster if I ever heard one. God help us all.

Hazel Designs said...

I know, right? I am probably the clumsiest person out there, and someone is giving me a torch. Mr H is very scared and concerned.