Precious Metal

This last weekend was Thanksgiving weekend here.  I don’t think it’s a big deal the way it seems to be in the States.  It’s just a long weekend with lots of food.  I love long weekends.  This year, rather than engage in the traditional gorging marathon, my mother and I went to Salt Spring Island for a silversmithing workshop. Continue reading

Rule # 81 – Know Thyself

Right.  I really must remember never to underestimate my own susceptibility to the power of suggestion.

You know how the other day I was talking about researching silversmithery?  Well, I was mostly joking about that.  But then, since I was on the computer anyway, I decided to look it up.  And guess what?  I am now more or less obsessed with the idea.

From what I watched on youtube, you get to use mini blow-torches, which smacks of fabulous from the get-go.  (Mini blow-torches are the part of the creme brulee making kit that make me consider buying a creme brulee making kit every time I go to a kitchen shop.) Continue reading