I know you think I'm crazy

I did a forum topic on Beauty and the Beast just to talk about something else for a while.  We could talk about jewelry.  Are there any jewelry makers out there?  I put it under the back porch forum.  Was that the right place just to chat about other stuff?

Hi Lynn, it seems like such a long time ago that show was on TV--I used to watch it but was never a true fan--I guess I like sci fi better than fantasy.

As for the jewelry stuff, that was one of my past lives. I majored in it in college, taught it at the college level and had a business for years. I had work in shows and competitions all over the world. When the economy went south, I knew I had to go back to teaching but there were only full time jobs in art. I love drawing and painting so that wasn't a big deal and here I am.

What is your interest in this amazing field?

Also, perhaps Willow will chime in and talk about the beautiful jewelry she designs.

Raven 

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Raven - I've been making jewelry since 2002.  I have tried some of the beadweaving stuff but it takes so long.  I make mostly necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.  I also make cameo brooches but people don't wear them as much as they used to.  I am making Christmas jewelry right now for a craft fair in November.  I'm not able to do them much with the fibromyalgia and pain though.  I sell a little bit here and there.  You are right, the economy makes selling everything harder.  There are a lot of people on etsy.com that seem to be making good money but they spend 24 hours a day on the pc.  I have a website at beautifulgemsbylynn.etsy.com but haven't sold any from it.  I do have it set on Facebook to post every time I list an item but so far not much interest.  Oh well, it keeps me busy and I get to give some to people that need a gift now and then.  I make expensive and lower end jewelry just to have a mix.

I love sci-fi anything.  Loved Battlestar Galactic but they took that off.  Farscape - gone.  Warehouse 13 is good.  Eureka is good.  Sanctuary is good.  Loved Stargate.  Smallville is still good.  Stargate Universe not decided on that one yet.  Star Trek this summer (newest remake) was so much fun.  Can't wait to see the next one.  I grew up watching the original, the Next Gen.  Loved it too.  Voyager not so much.  Deep Space nine no.  Enterprise was okay.  Firefly was good but it's gone.  4400 was good but gone now.  Oh well.  At least they keep coming up with new ones.  The Matrix movies were good.  Have you ever watched the Fifth Element with Bruce Willis?  It's corny but Chris Rock in a dress and acting so crazy is hilarious.  Another one of my favorites is "The Sound of Thunder" written by Ray Bradbury I think.  I can watch that one over and over.  Anyway, I guess I know a lot about sci-fi.  And don't forget the Terminator movies, love those.  The last one, Terminator Salvation was not that great.  Is that enough sci-fi for you?  Now it's your turn!

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

You named some of my favs. Fifth Element is choice--I never get tired of watching it. I grew up with my nose in scifi books like The Foundation Trilogy, Larry Niven's Ring World, Frank Herbert's Dune series (truly brilliant) and anything Ray Bradbury wrote. Martian Chronicles is timeless and tragic. Loved Douglas Adams' books. Star Trek was (the original TV show) was my fav in high school. Funny that I later did some design work for the Next Gen show in the '80s. That was some fun. Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

I grew up reading anything sci-fi.  I would even get up before my dad went to work in the summertime and be reading in the den when he got up.  Crazy!  Of course I had energy then.  Love Heinlein, Matheson, Ray Bradbury, etc.  I've been trying to find some of the old anthologies from the 60's but a lot of them are out of print.  I found some books at the used book store and some on Amazon.  When Next Gen came out I told my son I wouldn't watch it (because I grew up with the old Star Trek) but I ended up loving it.  Did you do something with the sets for Next Gen??? 

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

Do you think that sci fi and making jewellery go together?  I love both too...  I combine knitted wire and glass or semi precious stones to make bracelets and pendants.  I also do a little silversmithing (mostly rings and ear rings).

 

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Ah, I'm in the right place! Can any of you tell me how to make those great crocheted metal purses? Not thread, but metal...

Raven, next gen jewelery?  Bajoran earrings, perhaps?  ;-) 

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Mac, I crochet with beading wire, about 28 guage.  Have to use an aluminum hook (not plastic) as you have to pull hard to get the beads through the stitch sometimes.  I've never made a crocheted metal purse though.

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

Yes, I think sci-fi and jewelry go together because I make most of my jewelry on my lap (got a lap pillow thing? and glued a wooden separator/thing-a-ma-gig  on it) in front of the tv and watch mostly sci-fi.

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

Interesting question, Michele. Perhaps its the mysterious alchemy of fire and metal along with the lore of all those incredible gemstones. I was making copper jewelry in high school by pounding wire with a ball peen hammer on the concrete sidewalk. Later in college, I found I could actually major in metalsmithing. I did everything from cast and fabricated precious metals to funky painted plastic jewelry and even blacksmithing and bronze casting for sculpture. It was fun to work on the Next Gen stuff--badges, buckles, alien necklaces. But good things come to an end.

Mac, I don't know anything about those bags you described. But they sound interesting.

Bought some books lately to help me get back to doing some metal stuff. I have been mostly painting these days.

The Studio Jewelers Handbook by Brandon Holschuh

Making Connections by Susan Lenar Kazmer

Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet by Mary Hettmansperger (you might like this one Michele)

But I won't have my workbench free and clear until we clear out the garage and get our furniture back in the house. Yes, I am still wrestling with the workers about finishing our remodeling job---to many loose ends--but at least we were able to move back into our bedroom in Sept.

Raven

 

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Who saw the movie " knowing " ? Somebody get a pen and I can scribe some predicitions of infectuous disease. I will have to lock myself in a closet and come out with bleeding fingers though, since being labelled crazy is an important part of understanding such health problems.

I dont make jewlery. I dont like glue or paint fumes, they weaken my BBB.

 

 

 

 

 

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I loved Knowing!  Love Nicholas Cage anyway.  Did you see Next with him???  I haven't been called crazy to my face but I'm sure some people have thought it!!!!  I usually don't use glue and don't use paint making my jewelry.  Use the heck out of my chain nose and round tip pliers though.

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

I was trying to answer everyone separately but it came out altogether.  Sorry.

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily 

Going to buy 28 gauge wire tomorrow; will let you know if I have any success!

Me, I fell in love with Deep Space Nine, though Next Gen was very good. Now I'm a Torchwood junkie.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Mac, I forgot, we like Dr. Who too.  I know it's kind of silly but it's fun.  I hate that David Tennant is leaving but I hate that Christopher Eggleston left too.  Torchwood has only had some specials now, not a regular show anymore, right?

You can use 26 guage but it's just a little harder to crochet with but it's sturdier than the 28.

FMS/CFS 1995. tinnitus, ibs, sinusitis, EBV, NAC 2400mg, valtrex, cortef, armour, doxy, biaxin, tini, vita c 5 - 10,000 daily