I have just sat down to try to catch up on about 150 Orchid posts,
but before I do, I just want to say what a great time I had at
Metalwerx this weekend. It has a great atmosphere, and the wax
build-up technique taught by Michael Sturlin is very cool-- I have
mostly constructed a ring setting for a natural aquamarine crystal
that I’d been scratching my head over for quite a while. This feels
like the perfect way to do the design for this odd-shaped stone,
because I just started with the stone and built the wax around it.
I was sorry to spend such a short time, and not really explore
Boston, but I expect I’ll be back. My last evening, I thought I might
get scrod, but they said, “Not tonight dear, we have a haddock…”
Anyway, I’ll be writing a review for Art Jewelry, so you can look for
that in the fall!