I got my new tools on Friday! WOO HOOO! I am very excited to start using them! See how nice they look with all my other things on my shelf!? But before I dig in, I need to get some base metal to practice on before I start using other metals! I want to be good and ready before I try anything that could lead up to a very expensive mistake!! Any tricks/tips are welcome as the last time I did metalsmithing was in a jewelry class! It will be much harder to make decisions without a teacher around! I got some great books at the library to help with any questions I have. They all have been extremely helpful already! I hope to have some simple designs up to my Etsy shop before long, so check back here to see my progress!!!
This weekend my parents were in town! I had such a great time with them. They went antiquing on Friday and Saturday around the area and to an auction on Saturday and Sunday. My parents and I have been interested in antiques for quite some time now. They have the most beautiful furniture and pottery! Hopefully someday I will be as skilled as they are when picking out antiques! On Saturday night we went out to the casino/racetrack for some random fun. We enjoyed the gorgeous night while betting the minimum on horses!! My dad was the big winner of $0.80!! HAHA!! WOOOHOO!!!