Cabochons · Jewelry

Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

The gloss! Woah, the incredible gloss! I can almost see my reflection in here. 😛 You can't tell (or maybe you can), but I'm dancing a little jig right now. My DIY buffing wheel is definitely a superstar, isn't it? One of the items I'd made from the crackled effect veneer is this hollow cabochon,… Continue reading Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

Cabochons · Earrings · Jewelry

DIY Buffing Wheel Results

I used the little slices from my earlier mokume gane attempt to make a veneer, and sat down for a session of testing my buffing wheel with pieces made from the veneer. Attempt #1 I made a hollow earring pair. Then I buffed and I buffed and I buffed for what seemed like ages, and...… Continue reading DIY Buffing Wheel Results

Miscellaneous

Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

If there's one thing that makes a project go from good to great, it's the finishing. Not that all the processes preceding it are unimportant, but if one has worked really hard on everything but the finishing, don't you think they're limiting the potential of the project? 🙂 Having said that, the processes involved in… Continue reading Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

Earrings · Jewelry

Heart earrings

Okay, it's Valentine's day again. I'm not a fan of special days that are invariably associated with many expectations of gifts and much pressure to have a great day. 😛 Anyway, here are a pair of heart earrings that I made. Not with this day in mind, they just seemed the easiest stencil to use… Continue reading Heart earrings