Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Parting Shot...

So, here we are at the end of 2009, and looking forward to whatever 2010 will bring us.  It's been one heck of a year.  I resolved a long time ago to stop making New Years Resolutions, and that, at least, has been one resolution that I have been able to stick to.

Anyway, this was the year that I turned 50 (!!!!!).  Half a century, who'd a thunk it?  And I don't feel a day over 49! (Just kidding!)  I'm actually feeling pretty good these days, and yesterday received a clean bill of health from my six-month-is-my-cancer-still-gone checkup.  Very good news!  I am truly grateful, and I know I am very blessed.  I was a lucky, lucky girl.

I usually don't like to spend too much time looking back ( regrets pile up too easily that way ), but the year just passed  has had its share of good times, and I feel I should acknowledge them here before moving on to 2010.

For one thing, I started this blog!  Six months ago, I didn't even know what a blog is, and now I am writing one, myself!  I love having this little soapbox to stand on - Hear ye, hear ye!

I made lots of new friends at the Gemorama store, where I am still teaching chain maille, and enjoying every minute of it.  Thanks so much to all of you - if you're reading this, you know who you are!

Also, I joined a great group of Etsy sellers in Etsy Project Embrace!  Such a worthy cause, and such very nice people - Hey Ginny, hope all is well with you!

And, last but certainly not least, I got to meet my new cousins from Canada, and reconnect with my family in a way I haven't done since I was a wee Sue-tot.  One way or another, I'll be seeing you next summer, Doris and Anise.  I can hardly wait to get back to Ste. Antoine, and catch up with everyone!

There's probably lots of stuff that I have forgotten to mention, but the most important thing that I would like to say here at the close of 2009 is that I wish one and all a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year.  If you're going out tonight, please take it easy and be careful - I'm counting on having you all around to enjoy 2010 with!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Good morning, all!  Very exciting news!  I've just created a web site for Savoir Faire Creations.  Please be patient, as I am still learning (very slo-o-o-w-w-w-ly) how to work it, but if you click on the I'm On SoopSee badge, you should be able to see it.  Let me know what you think of the theme and format.  I will be making changes as I learn, so stand by, it will probably look different from one day to the next as I am prone to changing my mind about things - a lot!

I've owned the domain name for quite a while, just never quite had the wherewithal to do much with it, except about a year ago when I had to chase a Canadian restaurant off of my domain!  But that's a story for another time...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holiday Wishes

Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads...

                                                    ...Or maybe it was rawhide bones!

Wishing One and All A Very Happy Christmas, and A Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year

Monday, December 21, 2009

Found It!

Finally located my desk under all of the clutter - hey, it's green!  As for the rest of the house, well, let's not go there!  We had an enormous snowfall over the weekend.  The third year in a row that we've had snow on the twentieth (my birthday).  As a birthday gift, my wonderful family insisted that I stay indoors and be comfortable, while they took care of snow removal.  Thank you, family!

I have been busy, busy, busy the past few weeks.  The fall semester at Massasoit Community College just ended, and I am looking forward to having some time to get my house in order, and to get back to work chainmailling and making some metal clay charms.  I have managed to squeeze in a few projects during all of the last minute madness of Christmas; I just had to make a chain for this beautiful Garnet and Marcasite pendant.  I thought that it had a sort of medieval look to it, and that the Byzantine Y would be perfect for it.  Do you agree?

  Also, finally came up with a suitable chain for this Roman Glass hook and eye clasp.  Yep, you guessed it - another Columbus Chain!  I hate to repeat myself, but it does seem to suit the clasp quite well.

And, last but not least, this Jens Pind chain.  This is a weave that I puzzled over for months and months.  I wanted to understand it, but somehow, I just couldn't.  Then one day, the light dawned at last,  and voila!  It was just as easy as it could be!  Go figure...  I must say though, that the tiny rings required by the aspect ratio of this weave make it a very painstaking project to undertake.  Worth it , I think, when all is said and done, but not a chain to finish in an hour or two.

I am intending to post again before Christmas, but in case I don't get a chance to say it before then, I'm wishing for a Wonderful Christmas season, and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, Peaceful New Year for all.  Cheers!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get!

If a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind, I've got nothing to worry about!  Between school and dogs and catching a cold, and the holidays, there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Like the White Rabbit, I feel as if I am always running around declaring: "I'm late, I'm late!"

I have decided, however, to take some much needed Sue time, and put together some chains and metal clay items.  First on the agenda is a sterling silver Columbus Chain.  To call this weave slinky doesn't do it justice.  Perfect for a bracelet, it lies flat against the wrist, and curves in a sinuous slither, terminating in a beautiful sun shaped toggle clasp.  It still needs to be tumble polished, but is otherwise ready to be posted to Etsy.

Next up, are these Ionic Column toggles.  I have paired this one with a Byzantine Chain.  I love these toggles, the column hangs like a charm, and I'm thinking it will look great on a necklace, with ancient Roman or Phoenician Glass Beads.

Staying with an antiquities theme, I am trying to decide what to do with this Roman Glass hook and eye set which, oddly enough, acutally look like a pair of eyes to me.

Last, but not least, is all of the Marcasite that I bought a little while ago.  I don't know what it is about Marcasite that I love so much, but love it I do!  It would be wonderful to make the chains for all of these great pieces, and get them ready in time for the holidays, but time is slipping by, and I don't know if I will get it all done by then.

Sometimes I wish there were two of me: one to take care of all of the responsible stuff like laundry and groceries and work; and one to play with the fun, creative stuff like chain maille and metal clay and hand made books and paper engineering and... well, you get the idea!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

3rd Edition: Chain Maille Tips and Tricks

One question that comes up often during chain maille classes at the Gemorama concerns the optimal way to clean and de-bur chain maille jewelry.  In my opinion, the very best method is tumble polishing.  Not nearly as complicated as it may sound, using a rock tumbler, stainless steel shot, and some burnishing compound, (which can usually be purchased wherever you normally buy your jewelry supplies), is the easiest and most effective way to clean, polish and harden the metal in your jewelry designs.

Pictured here are the Rio tumbler that I use, and two pounds of stainless steel shot, which is comprised of five shapes: round, tube shaped, one that looks a little like a flying saucer, a tube with angled ends, and a needle like shape with a sharp point on each end.  You might think that putting your latest masterpiece in a rotating bucket with stainless steel needles and things would scratch and dent your work.  Not so!  The tumbling action is actually very gentle, and  will only polish and harden the metal by tumbling against it.  It is even possible to tumble some beads without damage, although I would caution you to experiment first with one or two beads before putting the whole piece in to be tumbled.

You may have seen directions elsewhere on the internet that say to only put an inch or two of water in the tumbler barrel.  I have found that this method doesn't work at all for me - maybe we have extra hard water or something - I usually fill the barrel almost full, leaving about an inch or so of space at the top.  A capful of burnishing compound does a much better job than Dawn, at least in my experience.

I like to set the tumbler on the kitchen counter near the sink.  That way, if the cap on the tumbler barrel were to leak, the water would drain down into the sink.  That's the theory, anyway!  Obviously, the usual precautions should be used when using electrical equipment near a source of water.  I put an old dish towel under the tumbler to absorb any drips, and to cushion the tumbler base on the counter, so it won't scratch anything.

For quick clean ups, on previously tumbled jewelry, I use Wright's Brass Polish, which I buy at my local grocery store.  This works like a charm on every kind of metal that I have tried so far, although I would be very careful about using it on gemstones and beads.  I hold the piece in the palm of my hand, pour a little brass polish on it and rub it around for a few seconds.  A thorough rinse afterward will remove any residue.  One note of caution:  ammonia seems to be the main ingredient of this polish; please take any necessary precautions to avoid injury - you may find it irritating to the skin and eyes!  As with all harsh cleansers, common sense should prevail.

Rock tumblers are available through jewelry supply chains, hardware stores and hobby shops.  It would be wise to shop around a bit before making a purchase.  You might even be able to find a suitable tumbler on E-Bay.
Happy Tumbling!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Computer Fun!

Another rainy Saturday...sigh.  But, because I have mountains of work piled up everywhere, and because I don't feel like doing any of it, I've been having a bit of fun with my computer, and have added a few goodies to the blog.  If you look in the sidebar to the right, you may notice that I have added a 360 degree view of our neighborhood.  Pretty cool!  I must admit, these photos are pretty old - we don't have the camper in the driveway anymore, and the new doors and shutters are not in the picture.  But I guess you will get the idea.  You can zoom in and out using the buttons on the widget, and see the whole neighborhood by clicking on the arrows.  What will they think of next?

Also, I've written a book!  It's a shameless piece of self promotion, but it was a lot of fun to make, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it in print.  You can preview the book by clicking on the book icon in the sidebar.  Now that I am an "authoress", I am thinking of writing a few more books with tutorials for chain maille and metal clay.  That should soothe my frustrated writer's soul!

And, last but not least, take a look at my Flickr and Red Bubble widgets.  If you click on them, you can go directly to my Flickr page or my Red Bubble page, and view my photo albums. Red Bubble even gives you the opportunity to buy a print on a greeting card, poster, or t shirt.  If you do go, please leave a comment or two.  I can use the feedback!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rainy Days, Big Lazy Dogs and A Little Soap Box

Rain, rain, go away...  Woke up this morning to dreary gray skies, steady rain, and raw, chilly temperatures.  Seems like a good day to curl up somewhere comfortable with a mug of hot chocolate, and a good book! 
I guess Sunny has the right idea!   She's not supposed to be up on the sofa, but she looks so comfortable, I don't have the heart to shoo her off.  Thank goodness for slipcovers!

This morning I wanted to write a little about an Etsy team that I have just joined called Project Embrace.  This team started as an effort to support a fellow Etsian, Laura Slocum, who was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer.  It has since blossomed into a team that donates money earned by members from their Etsy sales to the American Cancer Society.  A very worthy cause.  And by the way, by all reports, Laura is doing well and is in remission!  Atta Girl, Laura!

Having lost several family members to this terrible disease, and suffered with it myself, I desperately want to support any efforts to eradicate it completely.  It seems that there is almost no person who has not been touched by it.  I have a guilty little confession to make:  when I see and hear all of the hype and hoopla surrounding October/Breast Cancer month, I feel a little disappointed.  There is no "month" for women with Ovarian, Endometrial, Cervical, etc., etc. cancers, even though women are getting them, and dying from them just the same.  I have a feeling that one reason might be that the surgeries for these kinds of cancer don't alter the outward appearance in the way that breast cancer does.  After all, when I had my "girly parts" removed, I didn't look any different, except for the scar on my belly.  It seems to me that all cancers are devastating.  No one wants to hear their doctor say those words, and I think that we all fear it.  The good news is that more and more people are surviving and winning the fight against it.  Please think about donating something to the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer, Gilda's Club, or some other support group.  We're all in the same boat here, we sink or swim together.    

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Etsy For Charity

If you are looking for a great way to give back and shop some very cool stuff, please take a look at Etsy For Charity, a group of crafty people who donate the proceeds from their work to help others.
Here's the link:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn in New England

  Is there anything prettier than a New England autumn?  The temperature is cooling, the days are getting shorter, and the leaves are just beginning to turn; scarlet, orange and gold framed against a crisp blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds.  I've been a little concerned that the foliage would be less than spectacular this year, as we've had some truly lousy weather this past summer, and quite a few of the trees were damaged after being munched on by insects.  But it looks as though we will be getting some color after all.

And, we had a delightful surprise visitor today.  This regal beauty was seen delicately sipping from our butterfly bush this afternoon in our backyard, posing just long enough for me to get in a few good shots.

 The past week or two, we've seen some tiny yellow butterflies, especially in the fields across the street when we take our dog Sunny for her walk.  They've been fluttering along, keeping us company along the way.  They're very pretty, but this butterfly was spectacular by comparison - quite large and brilliantly colored - probably on its way South for the winter.  Lucky bug!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

2nd Edition Chain Maille Tricks and Tips

Aspect Ratio
What the heck is aspect ratio anyway, and why do I need to know about it?  The answer is that all chain maille patterns have a certain ring size/wire diameter combination that is optimal for creating a strong, flexible and good looking chain.  Some weaves are more ring size critical than others.  For example, the Byzantine chain has a range of ring sizes that will work for the weave - depending on how tight or loose you would like the finished product to look.  A Full Persian weave, on the other hand, has a smaller range of sizes that will work.  Too small, and you will find yourself trying to cram rings together after just a few links, with the chain getting tighter and tighter until you can't physically join any more links.  Too large, and the chain will quickly collapse and look like just a big mess of jump rings.

There are many books, web sites, and chain maille tutorials that you can easily access for information on jump ring sizes for numerous weaves.  It is very handy to know how to convert a given size jump ring to one that will accommodate a larger or smaller wire diameter for any particular weave.  As you might expect, there is a mathematical formula for this.  Don't let the math scare you - once you know the formula, it is not difficult to convert any pattern to accommodate a different size of wire.

Here's the formula:
Divide the inside diameter of the jump ring by the diameter of the wire, and you will get the number for the aspect ratio of the weave.  For example, suppose you want to make a Byzantine bracelet, and the directions you have say that you need an eighteen gauge jump ring with an inside diameter of 3.5mm.  You want to make something a little more delicate than that, and would like to use twenty gauge wire.  What size should the inside diameter of the jump rings be for the 20 gauge wire?  Before you can successfully use the formula, you will need to know the diameter of the wire you want to use in millimeters.  Eighteen gauge wire is usually 1.02mm., and twenty gauge wire is usually 0.813mm.  Divide the 3.5mm (jump ring inside diameter) by the 1.02mm (eighteen gauge wire diameter).  Your answer should be 3.43...  Now use the 3.43 number and multiply it by the diameter of the twenty gauge wire.  3.43 x 0.813 = 2.78mm  In this case, you will most likely have to round up a little bit, and use a 3mm jump ring for the twenty gauge wire.

Below is a chart, listing some of the more common wire gauges and their diameter in millimeters.

Gauge                                                    mm.
   12                                                       2.06
   14                                                       1.63
   16                                                       1.30
   18                                                       1.02
   19                                                       0.914
   20                                                       0.813
   21                                                       0.737
   22                                                       0.635

Bear in mind that the thinner the wire gauge, the smaller the jump ring inner diameter needs to be.  Very thin wire is not strong enough to use for large size diameter rings.  On the other hand, heavy, thick wire will be very difficult to manipulate if the ring size is very small.  In the long run, experimentation and experience is the only real way to know what will work and what will not.  I usually use copper or bronze wire for learning a new weave.  Both are inexpensive and soft enough to be easy to manipulate, and either one will make a beautiful and unusual piece of jewelry.

Friday, October 2, 2009


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Under Construction

It's official! We are finally replacing our drafty old front door; it was time to put it out of its misery, the poor old thing had certainly seen better days.

Construction began on Saturday. Ed and I were at a trade show promoting his new Safety Bullet products, but our daughter Shann emailed this one to our phone: Yikes!

We've opted to dress up our plain Jane exterior to something a little fancier with beautiful wrought iron decorating the glass, and a transom window that lets in a lot more light, and looks stunning, inside and out.

Our construction guy, Rich, is doing a great job; he's very meticulous, and we girls like to listen to him humming out there, while he works! In the meantime, there is a great big hole where my entry floor used to be, so it is a little difficult right now, getting down to the laundry room, not to mention my jewelry studio! I guess it will all be worth it once it's finished!

Here, you can see the pretty wrought iron decorations, and the great big hole in the floor!

And finally, I took this photo of the front this morning. I can hardly wait to see the finished product!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Savoir Faire Goes Everywhere!

A Belated Happy Autumn to all!

I just had to show off my new Savoir Faire Creations car decals! They just arrived today, and my sweetie Ed helped me to put them on the car windows. Very exciting! Many thanks to Brittany of Lewas Designs' Etsy shop for the snazzy custom decals.

I guess I won't be trading in my Rubicon, after all!

Here's a close-up view:

Friday, September 11, 2009

We Will Not Forget

On this sad day, let us remember the fallen and pray for our country and our troops, so that we may continue to live in freedom.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Edition: Chain Maille Tricks and Tips

Sultry summer greetings to all on this steamy Sunday afternoon! It's HOT! But I don't really mind. It's better than winter - I don't have to shovel sunshine! And it gives me the perfect excuse to sit somewhere quiet and cool and shady, and work on some chain maille creations. Not that I ever really need an excuse!

Anyway, that brings me to the first installment of my new column: Chain Maille Tricks and Tips. Here I will introduce some of the more basic elements of creating chain maille, and show some of the little things I've learned along the way that have helped me with my chain maille designs.

*N.B. If you're not planning to make your own chain maille, the column might still be of interest to you, as it will give you some insight into how the jewelry is made :)

Let's get started.

First things first: safety is a MUST! Do whatever it is that will make you the most comfortable while you work. This kind of close work is perfect for giving you a bad case of eye strain, neck cramps, and repetitive stress injuries. Do wear some kind of glasses if you need them - often times, the metal is very reflective and the tiny rings can be hard to see. A pair of drugstore type reading glasses or a magnifying glass will help a lot with this. If your eyes are perfectly adjusted to this type of work without the help of glasses, do take frequent breaks to give them a rest. Ditto for neck cramps, shoulder cramps, and repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I know you will be excited to finish just a little more, and a little more while you work. I strongly urge you to put it down now and then, and take a break. Stretch your fingers, back and arms. Rest your eyes a bit. Take a walk. Have a snack. Watch Oprah. Whatever! TAKE A BREAK! 'Nuff said.

Chain maille is made up of lots and lots of metal rings that are woven together in a particular pattern or weave. It's a lot like knitting in that regard. Once you know how the weaves go together, the pattern usually becomes self-evident, and you are on your way to creating your own designs. The metals used can be anything from gold to aluminum, and everything in between. That part is up to you.

In the photo below, you will see two copper rings attached to a twist tie from a bread bag. This is a great way to begin a chain. The twist tie gives you a little handle to hold on to while you are beginning the weave. It would be very difficult to hold on to those two tiny rings, and start weaving your chain without the twist tie handle. I suppose you could if you were very dexterous, but why make things more difficult than they have to be?

In the photo above, you can see how having a little twist tie handle to hold on to can make a big difference. If you look at the size of the rings compared to the size of my fingers, you should be able to see that the rings would be very hard to hold on to without the handle, at least at the beginning of the chain. As the length of the chain progresses, this becomes less of an issue.

One last thing before I finish this up for today: it's a good idea to set out all of your materials before you start to work. It is very frustrating to get everything in the perfect postition to weave the next set of rings, only to discover that you have to put it all down so that you can open more rings, find your pliers, locate your glasses, or crawl around on the floor to find that ring that just flew out of your hands before the puppy eats it. As you can see from the photos, I usually lay down a cloth or pad on my work surface before I start working. That way, the rings don't have as much of a tendency to roll around or slide off the surface of the table while I am working. Also, I usually open up all or most of the rings I will need for the particular project I am working on before I start. That way, I don't have to stop in the middle of working to open more rings.

See below:
Okay, I guess that's all for today. I'm going to get a big glass of icy cold lemonade, and relax in the shade for a while. Cheers!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Charmed, I'm sure.

This Just In:

Hi again! A Spooky Halloween themed charm bracelet has just been added to my Etsy store! Here's a little teaser:

See the whole shebang by clicking here: Savoir Faire Creations

Also, starting at midnight, August 20th, I will have some of my handiwork in Etsy's bracelet showcase. Go to, click on showcase and scroll down to bracelets to see!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fun New Stuff!

Scroll down and take a look at my sweet new turtle pals, Fred and Ethel. I'm not really sure which one is which, but they are hungry! If you click on the water, you can feed them and they will swim around and chow down.

From now until the end of August, sign up as a follower of this blog, and get free shipping on any purchase from my Etsy shop. Click here to see:

Just a few things I've learned along the way. Stand by... Maybe you will learn something new!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bracelets and pendants and YouTube, oh my!

I'm Back! I took some time off to recharge my batteries, but am getting back to work now. I've added some new chain maille weaves for the classes at the Gemorama in Hanover.
Here they are - take a look:

I'll be adding more soon, so check back often. Speaking of Gemorama, I will be doing a video soon about making chain maille that will be posted to YouTube! Very exciting! Who knew that creating chain maille would give me my fifteen minutes of fame?

I've also added a few new items to my Etsy shop, and have donated a charm bracelet to Etsy For Charity. The charity of the month is the American Cancer Society, a cause that is very dear to my heart. Any purchases from Etsy For Charity will be very much appreciated. Take a look at the Etsy For Charity store with the link on the right...
I'll be doing some more charm bracelets soon; each one will have a different theme, such as Halloween, Alien Invasion, and Key To My Heart. This one is called Chill Out, inspired by the Challenge Theme of the month on Etsy For Charity. It is a small collection of summery charms: a palm tree, pair of flip flops, sunglasses, a Margarita glass, and a pair of sparkling crystal "ice cubes". Just right for the summer!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bronze clay photos

Here are some photos of my workspace, and bronze clay pendants that I am working on:

Bronze Clay Goddess

What a beautiful morning! After weeks and weeks of rain, we are finally having some summer weather. We deserve it! Our Fourth of July here was very quiet, but I think we all needed some time to rest and relax. Twelve hour days at work will take a toll!

I wanted to tell you about what I am working on today - besides the Larimar pendant, of course. I am dabbling in precious metal clays, and at the moment I am making some bronze pendants that I will be adding to handmade bronze chains. I wasn't very interested in alternative metals at first, but I am coming around to bronze and brass and copper. If nothing else, it is an economical alternative to silver and gold. I like the look of it, and it appeals to my nonconformist side. Who says jewelry always has to be silver or gold, anyway?

In any case, I am only just learning to work with the clay, and am finding my own way with a little guidance from some excellent books, and information on the web. The first thing I noticed about the bronze clay is that it is very sticky and messy to work with. Take a look at the photos of my work space - the clay gets on everything, and is a little hard to clean off. It also has a longer firing time than the silver clay, but I am very excited about firing these which I will probably do tomorrow. I used gloves this morning to work with the clay, and that has saved a lot of clean up time, even though it was a little awkward. I am letting the pendants air dry before firing. That is the worst part of metal clay - I have to wait to see how it will come out!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rained all day here - HARD! It doesn't seem very much like July. I hear the weather is supposed to improve over the weekend. I hope so. However, it was a great day to spend indoors with some very nice like-minded ladies who were learning to chainmaille. I am teaching now at the Gemorama store in Hanover, MA. If you're in the south suburban Boston area, and would like to try your hand at making some chainmaille, stop in and join us! I am enjoying these classes so much. It's so nice to meet all of these wonderful ladies, and spend a morning with them.
While I was there, I picked up a beautiful piece of Larimar for a pendant. I have been busy since I came home, creating a suitable bail for this piece, and I think I have come up with something that I am really happy with. I used oversized rings to make a Box chain bail with gold filled wire. I think it has a sort of Art Deco feel to it. I am planning to add graduated links to the bail to make a lightweight Box chain in a "Y" design. I can't quite capture the gorgeous blue color of this stone with my camera. You'll just have to see it for yourself to appreciate it. I will be putting it on display at Gemorama next week. Come by and take a look!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Me again! I finally finished the bracelet.

Here it is:

If you'd like to see more chain maille, see my etsy storefront:

By the way, when I posted for the first time on Sunday, I should have said that this blog is about chain maille, precious metal clay, and whatever else might be on my mind. I hope that you'll bear with me; as a woman of certain age, I'm afraid I'm not as computer savvy as I'd like to be. But I'm learning! To tell the truth, I wasn't even sure what a blog is - when I started this one, I thought I was signing in to another blog. Turned out that I had created this one! Oops. However, once I had it started, I realized that it's kind of fun. Fun and addictive - I can see why people like them so much. Anyway, there's so much new and unusual stuff going on in my life right now, why not add one more thing?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's all about me!

Hello, welcome to Savoir Faire Creations! Here I will document the process of creating chainmaille and precious metal clay jewelry. It doesn't always go smoothly!

Here's something I'm working on now: