Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I know it's winter and it's supposed to be cold.

I get that, really.

But I find myself thinking often about going out to the garage to my workbench, only to realize that it won't be a productive use of time until it warms up at least a little bit. No matter how many layers I put on, I just can't stay out there longer than about 20 minutes...it turns out that when I can't move my fingers, I have trouble doing metal and glass work. By the time I set up materials, I'm not left with much actual work time. So right now, these things are OUT: Sawing. Most of the metal forging work. Soldering. Sanding. Polishing. Lampworking. Pretty much all of the stuff that I really love to do.

But I'm thinking I need to change my perspective a bit, given the cold weather forecast, and come up with projects I can do at my "inside" work area.

I get stones here and there and I tend to forget about them. I went through them last night and was particularly drawn to these:

Apparently, I'm an Agate Girl. Probably a third of the stash of stones I have are agates. Various pieces of jasper make up a good portion as well.

I do have a steel block, a chasing hammer, a ton of sterling wire, and all of these stones...so maybe I can figure something out.

1 comment:

  1. I like this idea. I continue to deny winter. However, my lamp on a timer used to turn on when it was dark, now it turns on when it is not dark. Spring is coming!!