My 15 year old cousin is staying with me until the end of July. She asked if I could teach her how to make a ring. She wants a spinner ring with hebrew going around the band. Thinking back to my metal smith classes I decided to start her off with copper.
As I filled an order for etsy, I taught her how to saw, file, sand, solder, and tumble copper. She made this adorable pendant which she has been carrying around with her all day. I have to go to my supplier in Tucson to get some etching materials so that we can actually make the ring she wants to make.
In the meantime, I am going to have her make a ring band in copper. Then we will try silver.
Its sort of refreshing to be teaching someone something new and its even more refreshing to have them respond in such a positive way to my teachings!
We are now off to watch the fireworks!
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