Day 241

Today was so much fun. I got to take a metal riveting class from Tracy Stanley at one of the local bead stores. The class was 6 hours long and I came home exhausted, but very thankful to have taken the class. We took 3x3 sheets of copper and brass, textured and antiqued them and then cut them into just shy of 1 inch squares. From those squares, we punched holes, added charms and then attached the charms using 14 gauge copper wire by just barely cutting off a snippet of wire and then riveting the pieces together. Working with metal and wire this way is a good way to vent some frustration as you pound the metal with various types of hammers. Now hopefully, I can finish the piece in a timely manner because I had to borrow tools from a good friend.

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