If I had this hammer
Could I do this?
Sweet Bead Studio, a jewelry artist I just discovered thanks to a post by Lorelei Eurto on Facebook, is having a giveaway. The hammer, the necklace, and the bracelet above. I can only assume the hammer, or one like it, played a role in producing the pendant and the bracelet? I see little dimples on the copper and brass that look suspiciously like they might have been made by the hammer. Checked out her Etsy shop and I just melted with covetousness, and envy. I'm not exaggerating, it made my heart hurt it was so beautiful. Seriously, look at this:
And look at this:
As if that weren't enough:
(do you believe this is only $42.00? for all that sterling, and handmade glass beads?)
I want to make jewelry like that, and I want to make it NOW!!! *Sigh*. The tools, you gotta have the tools. It's all about the hammer, right? Maybe I need some different pliers. And some more time. A LOT more time. And some classes. And maybe an art history degree. Probably need a torch. And some butane. Or propane. Or methane or whatever you put in a torch. And an asbestos shower cap.
I could add more photos from her shop, but it would just be sycophantic* and creepy.
As sometimes happens, I started this blog post purely for the sake of winning a hammer, and became a genuine fan. It's like a movie.
OK, just one more:
*Sycophant: A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
3 hours ago