So metal work seemed to be a theme for me this year. I went to classes on tinsmithing, wire weaving, and silversmithing. I was surprised by how easy it would be for me to get into any of those hobbies. They don't require a lot of tools and skills that I don't already have.
|In the tinsmithing class, we learned how to cut, shape, and solder pieces of tin, using simple tools.|
|I put together this hurricane lamp in a matter of hours.|
|Viking wire weaving is a way of making chain.|
|I put the small length of chain that I wove in class on to a leather thong to wear as a necklace.|
I especially like the results from silversmithing class.
|Tools for basic silversmithing - not that difficult to obtain.|
|An easy first project - setting a cabochon into a bezel.|