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June, 2016

  1. Lets go fly!

    June 21, 2016 by sarah

    Jim treated me to a lovely day flying as it was my day off today. We flew to Duxford, where the Imperial War Museum is based and landed behind a catalina, where we spent a couple of hours looking around and had lunch (ribs!). Then flew off over the Suffolk countryside, a quick fly-by of Hamish on his boat and then back home just in time before the airfield closed. Wow, I’m tired and Jim must be even more but what a lovely day out!

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  2. More jewellery making!

    June 5, 2016 by sarah

    I spent another enjoyable day making jewellery, this time using something called ‘silver clay’. It is silver held within a binding compound which allows you to mold, sculpt and generally mess around with it as it handles like a clay. But when fired (which can be done with a blow torch for small pieces), you are left with something which is 99% pure silver! Isn’t that brilliant! ┬áIt is much easier to pick up than traditional silver smithing techniques and I can see many applications of this to play with but I don’t think it would replace traditional techniques: it is complementary. And probably a dangerous habit considering the cost!
























    I have a small amount of clay left so I am thinking of making some small charms, perhaps even a honey bee!