Thursday, December 16, 2010

Almost Over.

2010 that is. But that's kinda obvious :P

The lovely cool weather we were having here, is now gone. Well and Truly.
It's so muggy here again. We've been getting a lot of rain on and off too. And a couple of storms with more on the horizon. Fortunately where I live, there has only been 1 very humid evening. Hubby spent last weekend installing air conditioners in the master bedroom and our daughters. I love air con. I hate what using it is doing to the environment (along with every thing else I use) but I couldn't live without it. Not in the Summertime anyway.

I have lots I want to do in 2011. Thinking of Goldsmithing school (night lessons). Thinking of purchasing new tools to learn new techniques - chasing & repousse, etching, tube setting gemstones and the list goes on. I am pondering a rolling mill too. I have the opportunity to get one right now, but not sure if it's worth it yet.

I have a new tool:

An Orca Torch. My hubbzie bought the gas tank for it yesterday, but as it's been too humid and I've had a lot to do round the house, I haven't yet played with it, but plan to on the weekend.

My first ever Etsy sale went fabulously!!! I haven't yet filled my shop back up yet, but that's a good thing :) I've placed my 2nd order with RioGrande this week, which I hope to get on Monday (just in time to play over the christmas holidays). And I am going to send in my 1kilo of silver scrap - that took me an entire year to accumulate - to my silver suppliers to get credit to buy more supplies. I don't have enough to get refined and I will need more sheet soon, so it's the only way for me to go right now.

Well my old mans home and he's brought lunch with him (YUM) so I'm going to leave it here and go and enjoy it :)


Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Sweet torch. I'm gonna have to look them up. I've not heard of the brand before. What kind of gas?

Emily said...

Ooooo, have fun! I'm still using a handheld kitchen torch thing so I'm a little jealous! Chasing & repousse and a rolling mill are definitely in my sights for 2011 too!

littlecherryhill said...

Amy it's LPG. Emily, I've been using a Handheld butane torch, which has been good to me. I'm scared of using a 'real' torch, so I won't be getting rid of the butane just yet :)

Narelle said...

Yay, congratulations!
I've had my Orca torch for just over 10 years now.
It's a fabulous torch - you'll love it.