Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My 1st Sculpture...."Windy Day"

This semester at school has been very exciting and sometimes very challenging. The great
part of it is that the each challenge has made me a better jeweler. I am going to class each
day with the mindset that I am going to work and must get so much done as it is my job and
I must be efficient. So far that has worked very well for me.

Today was a wonderful day of doing a few things that I had not done before. Each thing
came pretty easy for me, even though there was a slight hint of trepidation in my heart
when I started out this morning. Once again, I got into that mindset, that I must get this
done for a customer and it must be done correctly and without error.

I was working on 3 six prong solitaires and a beveled bright cut. Taking the proper care
to do each step correct and with careful detail.

I glanced at my clock, and realized I only had 15 minutes of class left. I had one more prong
to push down on a six prong solitaire. I thought, "let me finish this up and I will only have to shape the prongs and polish in the morning." I couldn't get the last prong to lay flat against the stone so I pushed with my prong pusher just a bit harder and...............................

my prong pusher doing this I created a piece of "art" that I titled ''Windy Day''.

All I could do was laugh! It was such a funny sight to see! I am so glad that it was me that made this uh-oh. In the morning I get the opportunity to ''repair" this piece. I figure it will take about 15 minutes at the most.

So, for all of you who do not like the sculpture I have created, rest assured, it is just temporary.
It will not look like this tomorrow by lunch. I will post a pic of the ''repaired'' ring in a future blog.

Be happy!
Life is gloriously grande!


A Blond And A Torch said...

That is a great story!

Beth Jaffe said...

Awesome story and shows your wonderful character that you could laugh at yourself! Nothing better than that!

Evolution Of A Soul said...

Isn't metal lovely? Even with a momentary 'oops' like this, you can still go back and achieve an "awe"!

This will be a good lesson for when ladies come into your shop with 'smooshed' sculptures and ask you to repair them. :)