∞ Being next to my friend Kellie's bead booth Accent Artistry
∞ Being next to Jim's meteorite booth and learning about them and their history and cool properties
∞ Soldering a meteorite into my silver and copper pendant I demo'ed on Saturday (I think Jim got into my subconscious on Friday and worked on me while I slept. My project took on a life of it's own as it progressed and came out looking very spacey when it was done!)
∞ Being the first one that anyone there had ever heard of to solder meteorite to silver (I few of the rock guys looked at me strangely when I asked them how it might work)
Last weekend I was a Demonstrator at the "Rock Your World" Gold, Gem and Mineral Show. It was fun to meet new people and introduce them to the jewelry making process.
Highlights of the show:
∞ Being the only silversmith there, bonus!
∞ Getting to see all the beautiful raw stones, crystals, old coins, lapidary demo's, and interesting people
∞ I got to use a lapidary (stone) polisher for the first time ever =)
∞ Made some new friends!
It was a fun show, you should check it out next year!
My pendant sold as soon as it was finished, thanks Kellie!
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!