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Health Warning

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Tuesday, August 3, 2010,
Well, I am convinced that the wonderful website of the Masters Registry is missing at least one important item. It should contain a health warning for people wanting to get started on this project .... it becomes extremely addictive! Extremely isn't even the correct word; what do you call it when you can't stop thinking about projects, designs, even DREAM about making jewelery - yes seriously, I am dreaming about it. I look at things and how I could use them in the projects, I scribble never ...
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Project one: threaded closure

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Thursday, July 29, 2010,
I am so excited about the idea I had for this one, I started immediately.

I drew it and made notes and then was basically ready to go, when I realised that perhaps the *symetry* of a thread is very important! - good gues huh?
And then I started agonising how one would actually "make" a thread. I also want the lid to be fairly secure and want a little more then a full revolution.
And so I sat until 1 am on the internet learning about screws! It dawned on me that this has a lot to do with physics...
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Choosing Projects

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Thursday, July 29, 2010,
As I said in my first post, I had a rude awakening when reading through the requirements for each project. My reaction was panik and the first thought was "oh @#$%, I don't think I can do any of this!"
A few hours of "simmering", looking at the amazing gallery at the Masters Registry and realizing that it was too late now to pull out, I decided to apply some old "exam tactics".
Read through the projects and evaluate each one.
Focus on those projects that I feel I can do with my present abilit...
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The Fist Step on the Masters Registry

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Wednesday, July 28, 2010,
After much consideration and thought (at least I thought I had given it much consideration and thought ;-)), I have enrolled on the Metal Clay Masters Registry. It was a bit of a rude awakening when I finally read the descriptions of the projects we have to make and how much it differed from what I had envisioned them to be after reading the titles on the website.Things like combining silver with copper ... no problem I thought, I will have fun playing with some copper clay ...! Oh no, not co...
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