Archive for March 16th, 2008

I love my new disc cutters…, originally uploaded by antigenre.

When I started my jewelry class last October, the first thing I learned was how to saw some little discs and ovals. I made a pin out of one of them, and my instructor looked at it, laughed and said ‘Well, at least it looks like a handmade pin…” As in, handmade by a kindergartener, maybe.

A bit discouraged, I started thinking that there are so many jewelers out there who make things out of perfect discs and that it must just take a huge amount of time and practice. Little did I know that there was such a tool as a disc cutter! I finally got a hold of a small set on Friday. They make a lot of noise, and I’m sure my neighbors are ready to murder me, but hey, they get the job done!

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