Time for another blog carnival of our SATEAM.
Today's theme is "What is your favourite material and why".
This is pretty difficult to answer - at least for me.
I guess there is no favourite No.1 material for me, there are several.
I love fine silver. It is absolutely fab to fuse. I adore the fact
that it does not turn black when heated but bears a lovely rose
shade. To me somehow it feels much cleaner to fuse/ solder it
and as a big plus you don't see a seam or solder leftovers
It is also more satisfying to make balled headpins with fine silver.
There are nice round shiny balls at the end of the headpins and
not some looking like golf clubs like my sterling silver headpins.
Ok, the price is a bit higher than sterling silver which is rocketeering
to the sky right now but it is easier to handle because of it being a very
soft metal. It does work harden with help of my tumbler and that
works fine for me.
But of course one can not use fine silver for every occasion.
When wire-wrapping my favourite wire is made of sterling
silver. I don't want a too soft wire but half hard.
Also when doing some hand stamping
or using silver discs to frame a bead I prefer sterling silver.
Recently I turned to copper. I want to do some copper bangles
and earrings with help of my rolling mill and etching equipment.
But I am still a newbie and still need to learn a lot.
For xmas I bought myself a copper bangle from KarlaWheelerDesign
on which pi in all (almost all hihi) its beauty is etched on.
Actually I am wearing it right now, it inspires me and motivates me
to learn to do the same kind of great etching that on this bangle.
Here some posts from other team members: