box. paper. metal

Originally uploaded by lpdesigns
*in sing-song voice*
My metal came today! My metal came today!

I ran downstairs when my mom told me the box had arrived. I took pictures of the whole unwrapping process but figured that this would be the best one to use as the blog picture. You can see the others on my Flickr.

I got 18 gauge nickel silver- that's the biggest sheet, 20 gauge sterling silver- that's the one that looks like a bookmark, 12 silvertone clasps- they're huge and perfect, and 10 sterling silver earwires- they're almost too expensive looking to use. The sterling silver stuff is for one project. The nickel silver and clasps are for another. I still need some more supplies for the nickel silver project.

Both sheets are thicker than I thought. I can't say that I'm positive about how to proceed from here. I'll need to bend the nickel silver a bit after I cut it. I'm not sure how to do that. Maybe with a mandrel or something.

I'll figure out logistics later. I'm so happy now. I finally bought metal. I hope my ideas turn out as nice as they are in my head. :P