In the meantime, I spotted my first Robin out in the yard this morning, and a funny little Chickadee hopping around on the deck rail - a sure sign that Spring is on its way! Soon, I hope!
I have been very busy in the studio, creating some new chain maille designs, and experimenting with some new materials. Ed brought home a whole bag of empty shell cases (spent bullets for those of you who, like me, don't know much about guns and things), and after tumble polishing them to get all of the yucky stuff off, I have been trying to incorporate them into some jewelry designs. I used the larger shell cases as end caps in a chunky bracelet (probably more suitable for a man?), pictured here:
I'm working on some other designs that will incorporate shell cases, but don't have anything else finished just yet.
I have also discovered Aluminum! What an excellent material this is: strong, tarnish free, colorful and ultra lightweight! Take a look at these: