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Original Post

It is July! Happy Canada Day, and Happy 4th of July!

If you are new to the group, we are fellow metalsmiths who love to chat about the trade, and everything else in life!

Please note the usual rules apply - no calling out 'round these parts!

If you are not on the current members list, please head over to the Introduce Yourself thread, and follow the instructions to ad your name.

We are:

AbellaBlue = Jessica
aimeepawluk = Aimee
ajjewelrydesigns = Angela
AlegraJewelry = Vicki
AlegriaDesigns = Marina
AlexSharDesigns = Gaynor
AlisonMooreDesigns = Ally
AmyEstelleMetalworks = Amy
anidem = Jesse
AnnealedHeart= Amanda
artdi = Diana
AZBluerockers = Mary Lou
bagsnstuff = Dianna
BeatrizFortes = Beatriz
BellaBijouJewellery = Jaime
BellaBijouToo = Jaime
bddesigns= Christen
bijoutery = Jen, Jennifer, or bijoutery
Brokentreasures= Amanda
Brontotheroocity= James L.
cabbingrough = LauraH
CGWhitfield = CG, or Cliff
CharOuellette = Char
corybethy = Cory
cutforyou = Keith Cler
DaisiemaiCreations = Janea
DaVineJewelry = Danielle
DeirdreCunningham = Deirdre
Dharlee = Dharlee aka Debbie
DiemDesignsJewelry = Sarah Jo
DominicanLounge= Alpha
Doxallodesigns = Janice
Doxallostudio = Janice
Duffy Designs= Duffy
Eklektisch = Cole
Elementaldesigns= Denise
EmilyWiserJewelry = Emily
Epiphany of a Dragonfly = Wanda
evelynjewelry = Evelyn
evittscreekarts= Lois
ericafreestone = Erica
EyemaginationRSB = Robin
FiliGraceJewelry = Grace
fix8ion = Tammy
FlaviaBennettDesigns = Flavia
FoldAndSpindle = Mike
FoxyGirlBoutique = Melissa
GirlLovesGlitter = Lilian
HappyTortoiseSupply = Jason
HappyTurtleDesigns = Ken
Hartleystudio = Ann
HRBeaDesign = Heather
InbarBareket = Inbar
InstantArtifact = Ashley
JackStones = Jack
JaneaPauline = Janea
JaneDeaux = Gabby
JaneDeauxDeLuxe = Gabby
JazznJewelry = Kathy
JelliesJewelry = Jack
JenniferCasady = Jen or Jennifer
Jewelrybysala= Lori
Jewelrytutorials = Janice
JonesingforJewelry = Carin
Juliekirkjewellery = Julie
JudithGayleDesigns= Judy
KarlaWheelerDesign = Karla
karmahjean = Karen
KBerlinMetalsmith = Berlin
KellyDesignStudios = Kelly
kiliari = Raina
KimberlyBellDesigns = Kim
KimVGlass = Kim V
KitandCaboodleShop = Gayle
KriksSilver = Kristie
lamazonian = Vema
LaraLewis = Lara
LauraRoberson= Laura
lavomatique = elizabeth
LCarlsonJewelry = Liesl
Lilnut = Caroline
LjBjewelry=Laura Jane
litapsilverj = Lita
Littlecherryhill = Emma
Lovebuttonsca = Laura
lsueszabo = Sue
Luxedesignworkshop = Peg
madstarsilver = Marilyn
MarcusBerknerJewelry = Marcus
Markaplan = Mark
mattjohnsondesigns =Matt
Maythenwolfbane= Nicole
Metalluxe = Peg
MetalAdornments = MorganRae
MieleMelograno = Liz
MissToryDesigns = Lina
MoMoMetals = Mo
MostlyStoneware = Kathy
novadesigns = Tess
novaofsweden = Tess
NRjewellerydesign = Nikki
OiseauMetalArts= Damon
oller13= Vegas
OrmanaDesign = Katya
OverThinkingIt = Bree
Ppennee = Pennee
Prox = Jen
PureDichotomy = Wendy
Quite Clever Jewelry = E.B.
RadianTrace = Ronnie
Ranchiquita = Becki
sbevisdesigns = sue
ScrapMetal = Addie
SeaglassReinvented = Korie
ShireJewelry = Lisa
SilverBlueberry = Esmeralda
SilverLinesJewelry = Jenny
SilverMade Studio = Teresa
silvermaven= Carol and Jackie
SilverspotMetalworks = Jessee J. Smith
slathered = Sharon
StoneBeautiful = Jenn
StoneTemple = Mark
SToNZ = Susan
SugarCity = Grace
SylviaAnderson= Sylvia Anderson
Taitaya= Marleena
Tattooedgrannysgoods = Joni
thebutterflygirl = Veronika
TheSilverExperience = Beth
TheSilverPearl = Mary Anne
TheSpeeceCollection = Pat
tinkertown = Sue (tinkerSue)
TeklasTreasures = Kyra
Treasuregypsy = Darcy
TreeFrogJewelry = Sheryl
TwoSilverMoons = Birgit
UnionStudioMetals= Michelle & Margarett
valerietyler = Valerie
verysmallbird = Heather
VillainAccessories = Brandi
VisionQuest = kim or VQ
WednesdaysDesign= Kristina (Wednesday)
WiredHeArtJewelry = Misty
wpcardenas= Wanda
Zenamels = Julie
2trickpony = Rachel
3sweetpeasjewelry = Gina

Posted at 1:11am Jul 1, 2012 EDT


Happy Canada Day to my fellow canucks!

Posted at 1:12am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Just in time. Needing the pillow soon.

Posted at 1:15am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Still deciding how to spend my leap year extra second.

Posted at 1:16am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Morning! Happy Canada day to all canadians!


Posted at 4:54am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Morning and a Happy Canada Day

Posted at 6:29am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Morning all! Happy Canada Day!

Posted at 6:33am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Thx Esme, Jim Carey is funny. Love the Rocky and Bullwinkle reference.

Marcus ,finally an actual science reference to prove what I've always thought.

I'm at the stage in my life where I talk to birds and watch plants grow so I found that fascinating.
Sue you may be on to a whole new market with penises. who was that woman who became rich and famous making like casts of famous rock star penises? I forget , I'll google it.

I always thought forging was what blacksmiths did with metal, heated and manipulated it with tools.

Played with a torch and some of that steel clay until red heat, then a gentle hammering on some concrete, not an anvil, but it's pretty cool, the steel took on the texture of the concrete, and didn't shatter. I had no proper tongs so I just heated in on firebrick until almost orange heat and dumped it onto the concrete then a few taps. Very cool. Feels a bit brittle. Going to see what a tumbler will do to harden it.
Wish I knew Hadar's formula.

Posted at 6:49am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

morning! first page?

Posted at 6:50am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

lol. cute clip!

Posted at 6:53am Jul 1, 2012 EDT