Do You Measure Up?


Every long weekend I imagine that I will actually complete an art project.  Most weekends, I fail.  Memorial Day was no exception, as long delayed cleaning chores consumed most of my time (well,OK, so did hanging out with family and friends!  But I was determined to complete SOMETHING, so I took a project that was almost done–a soldered ruler pendant–and finished it by adding a glass bead component to one side, jump rings and a really nice length of chain I found at a yard sale.  Voila!  a finished project.   Of course, this actually took a long time.  The rule is a great old folding ruler that I cut into pieces with “cut anything” scissors.  A few flying wood splinters later I had a pile of ruler chunks, which I then wrapped with copper foil tape and soldered .  I had originally planned to make single pieces (and have plenty still to finish), but the juxtaposition of the different lengths made a nice bib necklace with a bit more soldering to link the pieces together.   Anyway, I may not have time, but I sure have inches!

About thecraftylawyer

I am a Washington, D.C. lawyer by day, but like most of us, I juggle work and family and try, try, TRY to keep a hobby or two for myself. For me, that's a little art on the side. I make jewelry and do a lot of collage work and thought it was about time to start memorializing some of the quirky things I do, the fun finds, and just the random bits of beauty and art that surround us all the time, if we just know where to look. Find my jewelry on Etsy at Craftylawyer27 . I believe in Whimsy You Can Wear!

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