Sunday 29 November 2009

Spot the difference

After 3 more hours of work this is how the brooch is looking:

For those not sure how this is different from the last post there have been several steps to get here. I've soldered on a tube on the front to hold the flower in place and a tiny tube and a hook on the back for the brooch pin.

After all that soldering the copper was extremely flexible so I had to hit it with a hammer. The really important lesson I learned is that it is definitely not a good idea to hit the tiny tube with the hammer otherwise it's back to the blow torch!

Friday 13 November 2009

See saw

The votes are in and counted so the once bag is soon to be a brooch. It took me 3 hours to saw these three bits of copper. I'll leave you to puzzle over what they're all for while I do my homework.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Kilts for Kids day

I was really pleased to learn that Kilts for Kids day has won the Institute of Fundraising (Scotland) Partnership Fundraising Award. I'm looking forward to this year's big day on 27th November and wondering what everyone's doing for it?

Monday 9 November 2009

designjr is in business

I've finally sorted myself out with some business cards for designjr. Why is it always so hard doing your own marketing? It's taken me all year to come up with my own but for others it can be done in a few hours!