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October 4th, 2009

Day 2 of metalworking class.

It was a really exhausting day. I attempted another 2 pieces, but I didn't finish them this time. Still, 4 pieces in 2 days.. even half-finished, is pretty good.

The teachers think I've an eye for design, and one said: "I've got to tell you, those dancing people of yours, they're sellable." And another lady wanted to use the idea but for yoga people.

I like that I can create stuff, but it was really labor intensive. There was creating the bezel for the gem. You have to solder the outside piece, then the back of the gem piece. Then you have to cut and file the metal. Then a lot of other soldering.

Then trying to figure out the heat of the flame. I melted a jewelry part off by accident (not too important, but still). I lost another part to the dirty floor. The sulphuric acid and boric acid wasn't too good for my fingers.

I was 2 hours late to the 6 hours class today, but I felt I needed to recuperate after yesterday, and also I woke up with my neck really hurting.

I worked a lot this weekend!


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