Friday, September 15, 2006
Broken Plate Necklaces
I was going through my inventory lately, and realized that I really like making the broken plate necklaces. I love the hunt of finding the glass (street, dumpsters, work sites, backyards, Goodwills, yardsales, old homes, etc). Then the physical process of creating them. The grinding of the plates via diamond wheel, the way the glass turnes red with heat and the adrenaline of the general unsafeness of my techniques (sparks flying all around me- which there is usually much clutter and fabric on the floor, no smoke detector, occassional glass breakage and being flung into the air, the glass always burning me, etc). The soldering is always interesting to figure out what flow temp works best, then it's nice to play with fancy findings, like great czech glass, sterling silver, and yarn from Robbt's mom's farm. yay!