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20 April 2009 @ 10:48 am
Weekend bullet list + GJP  
An excellent weekend was had:

~ good friends visiting - fun games, good food and excellent company.

~ sunshine! It was beautiful, and temperate, and did I mention beautiful?

~ Did something I haven't in a very long time, and really, really enjoyed it. Although I am a little sore in places today. Er, and it's not what you might be thinking from that description. Honest!

~ Had a lot of fun making new jewelry. Some silver, some copper.



Silver, moonstone, and labradorite:







Copper, now with fun colors! One of the really amazing things about copper is how it changes color with the application of heat:













Just like nonheat-treated copper, the colors will fade with time, as the copper still oxidizes/tarnishes. An application of Renaissance Wax (what museums use to preserve pieces) will keep this from happening for longer, as will taking proper care of your pieces, like putting them away in a box when you're not wearing them. From what I understand, each Ren Wax application is good for about a year. We'll have to see, but I'm thinking I'd be willing to reapply the Ren Wax for customers who wanted to pay postage for sending me the pieces back, similarly to how I will polish pieces for people if they want to pay postage now.


More info and pics at the Etsy store.

Note to xlana - yes, the bracelet jingles! :-D
 
 
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jessicafeatherweight on April 20th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! All of your copper pieces are absolutely beautiful!
rhienellethrhienelleth on April 20th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I admit it - after long years of looking down on it, I am now in love with copper!
i teach sunday school, motherfucker.: tb louisiana sunsetrandomeliza on April 20th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh, the moonstone and labradorite goes so well together! I love moonstone, it's so lovely. And the copper bracelet is just gorgeous, it looks so delicate and jangly. I'm glad you had a good weekend! <3
rhienellethrhienelleth on April 20th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. I love lab and moonstone together, too. :D The blue flashy stones seem made for each other.
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty": Whee!!kistha on April 20th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
So very pretty, and the most awesome weekend indeed!

And I too am sore. (And not it's still not what you are thinking!)
xlanaxlana on April 20th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
you, my dear, are very bad for my budget. :-P

i'm trying to justify getting those moonstone earrings. as soon as i come up with a reason, i'm so in your etsy store.

...

oh hell, i'm getting them anyway.
rhienellethrhienelleth on April 20th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I will add them to the package with your hair pin! :D