My ankle is healing and I get a cast on next Thursday. I think it
will be a non-walking cast.
Brian C., I have a laptop here, thank God for that! I really hope
that after the cast goes on, my foot won’t hurt too much to get some
bench work done. I got a sturdy tall revolving stool so I can reach
my bench top seated, and another chair to prop my foot on. Were you
able to work at the bench at all when you had yours?
Elaine L., I had the surgery as an outpatient on Monday 7/16. It was
quick! I don’t think I missed a day of Orchid posts. BTW I love your
site. I have tried metal clay, might do more.
Gerry L., I appreciate all your tutorials! I have bezel set a few
small stones. Although they’re bezel set, with bright cut stones I
have been making bearings by drilling out the backplate so the
pavilion is supported in position. So flush setting will be the next
Judy W., thanks for checking the website. I will need to take new
photos - I took early ones without knowing much about the camera
settings. Now I can retake with good focus, lighting, and
proportion, because now I trim them all to square. Your feedback
matches others I’ve gotten.
Sam P., Yes TGFO!
Teri, I’m using Dreamweaver too. Isn’t it great?! The thing I would
like to have mastered is CSS. I have a book on it but now it’s too
heavy to hold it to read it (it’s a big paperback). I have learned a
few good tricks but I wanna know more!
Terry O., Taking pictures of jewelry takes more time than I
expected! I have a tripod and now know how to set the aperture
narrow for fuller focus. I need some white nylon for diffusing
lighting - or some convenient way to cut down on all the
The “Add to cart” icon is a picture of a drachma, a Greek coin that
has been in use for a long time (how long? I don’t know). We used to
have a replica of one around our house when I was a kid, it was
giant, about the size of my whole hand. I have seen some real ones
bezeled as rings on a jewelry website recently- so good looking!
They looked really like the size of dimes on the site. That site is
possibly that of an Orchid member…?
I am drawing lots of designs right now for new work and making
step-by-step instructions for myself. I am typing them into a Word
document and drawing with Microsoft Paint and pasting those in.
Off to read Orchid now