Saturday, November 21, 2009


hey guyz

I dipped 120 scales and scratched on 90. that puts me at my week end 210 2 days early! I also wove 40 scales and finished adding grommets to the main zipper. tomorrow, I will cut more rings and hopefully finish treating the grommets and rings as well. I also plan to treat my batch for the week and scratch MORE scales. so fun.

that's me gettin' shtuff done!

hi mom!

Friday, November 20, 2009



I finally riveted the second rivet today. there were two attempts at using a center punch to make the holes in the rings that had failed before I finally decided to use the jewelry drill press.

the center punch squished the brass out from the center of the hole, and I had to keep trying to hammer from one side and then the other many times. these are the two rings to the left. they ended up rather mangled. the ring on the far right has the hole drilled with a tiny drill bit.

besides the riveted ring, I also dipped and scratched on 60 scales today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


hey guyz

that is all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


today I did my 30 scales and wove 20. I also went grocery shopping and had lots of classes! want to know what 310 treated scales look like?

bam! that's what!

also, I used some of my orange chicken today, which has been soaking overnight. here's how it looked:

it was rather tasty. forgot to add the cashews, I will for sure next time! om nom nom.

Monday, November 16, 2009


hey there. wove 80 scales on the back today, but not much else. just couldn't find the time to get that second riveted link together! oh well, there's always tomorrow : ) g'night!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


holy crap it worked. it took me 3 tries, but it worked.

for future reference, center punches do NOT work for teeny rivet holes in bitty rings. I used a tiny drill instead, and it worked! what a challenge! what fun!

okay the picture's not the greatest but I'll take more when I get the other one done.

dang I'm excited!  : D

I also dipped 120 scales, scratched 90, and treated 310, putting me a week ahead of schedule! hurrah! today was a very successful day indeed.