I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Did I miss my calling as an Engineer?

One afternoon spent putting together Ikea furniture has convinced me that I was not intended to become an Engineer after all. I'm being serious! I sometimes wonder if I should have gone into engineering instead of fashion design. I love math, I love to make things, I love working with my hands and tools.
My one goal while putting together my recent Ikea purchases was to not have to take anything apart because I didn't translate the pictorial directions correctly. Well, I'm happy to say that I acheived my goal. Nothing was taken apart. But then again nothing really fit together well either.
Now, to even further humiliate myself, I am going to show you a picture of what I was trying to build. It's so simple (in theory).
On a more productive note, I found PICNIK finally. I know I'm the last person on the planet to try it but I'm happy nonetheless. I still can't find the attachment for my tripod but I played a bit with a picture I already took of a necklace that will be added to my shop soon. I'm aiming to do the shop update by Tuesday. Might have to just go out and buy the attachment, darn.


Unknown said...

That necklace is beautiful! I love it! I'm sorry you lost your camera piece, that is so frustrating! That Ikea furniture can be a pain to put together, I have a dresser from there that after 3 years still has a drawer that is broken..oh well :)

Ruth said...

I like the cherry blossom. What did you color it with? Resin?

Chocolate and Steel said...

Ruth, it's actually just oxidized. The cherry blossom is recessed and then oxidized.

Anonymous said...

Just found your shop today through FP- Congratulations! I really love your work and I appreciate the comment about PICNIK- I've been meaning to check it out!