Metal Class Homework!

Good day!!  I’m back from visiting Faith and we both finished some homework pieces for our class.  To be honest, I was too tired to take pictures while I was there, but I did take 2 snapshots this morning of  completed jewelry pieces:


This is a beginning chain maille bracelet using the box chain weave.  All I have left to do is add some complementary beads on one end for added decoration.  Thank you to Faith and Gene for creating the jumprings by hand!!  Now to make one in silver!!

Next up is a required class project; a simple hand forged copper bracelet.  Here, the instructor will be grading our forging technique:


I have more projects, but I will reveal them at a later time.  Now for some uh-oh news….  Remember this bracelet?


Unfortunately, it is now missing-in-action!!  This is a shame since I LOVED this cuff bracelet!  I am now working on a 2nd replacement one, so I will show you it when I’m done.  Luckily, I found some more of those cool beads in my bead stash!

Before I sign off, I wanted to do a couple of shout outs:  A huge THANK YOU to Faith and Gene for hosting me in their home!  Faith made some yummy “ini” cocktails to cap off our day, too, which is a bonus!  They even sent me home with a huge bag of sweet tangerines and kumquats!  Life is good…..

A quick shout out to Christine, from the delightful Oreneta Aground blog for giving me a “Creative Blogger Award” in a recent post:


I will be sure to pass the love around in a future post!  LOL!

Enjoy your day!!  Hugs, Carla

9 thoughts on “Metal Class Homework!

  1. Missing in action??? As in stolen? That would be the pits! It really is a lovely piece. Perhaps your DD borrowed it?

    (I had jewelry stolen by baggage handlers on a recent flight. Filed and claim and was basically told “prove it!” by the airlines. Grrrr…)

    If your bracelet shows up, perhaps you could part with the extra one???? 😀

  2. oh carla .. so sorry that one bracelet is missing in action .. now it’l likely show up just as you finish it’s replacement … when that happens .. you can send it along to me😀

    love the chain mail bracelet too ..


  3. I think perhaps I cleaned it to somewhere and now cannot find it. Anyhow, I hope it did not get thrown away by mistake.

    I have the replacement cuff already formed, sanded, and will soon patina it.

    Thanks for your comments. It is good to be creating once again!

  4. Hi Carla,

    Nice to have you back….sorry to hear about the cuff bracelet…if I had been anywhere near your home…you might want to consider me the perpetrator!! But, here I sit in NJ and have not even gone out of state for a while now…LOL

    Hope it shows up soon.

    Karen A.

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