Archive for 2010

pantone color of the year: turquoise

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Turquoise cocktail rings

Pantone 15-5519 (i.e., turquoise) is color of the year! I can handle it.

Pantone 15-5519 color of the year

frustration

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I must stop forgetting my pieces in the pickle overnight. It eats up all my neat little solders, which then turn brittle and snap apart. Maybe my pickle is too strong? Maybe I am just an idiot.

A per usual, my lameness makes my life harder: I had to resolder the same points no less than three different times after leaving this pair of earrings in the pickle overnight (and each pair has four different solder points).

falling leaf earrings in sterling silver

[Nice dead plant, by the way. Go me!]

My point: TWELVE SOLDER POINTS. The pain.

Good thing I have such a kick-ass torch or else I might have had to kill myself.