In the mean time I thought I would fill you in on some other items
The Sea Urchin II (large) has been delivered and paid for by Barb and I have been given an order for TWO more - both another small and another large. I have to have them completed by October/November as they will be Christmas presents for Barb's family. I have to get the metal annealed and in the pitch bowls in early September.
For four of the 5 Saturdays in August I will be teaching an all levels Chasing & Repousse class. I currently have 4 students signed up and there is room for two more. If you are interested contact via this link and I can give you the information. This workshop will be held at the Palomar Gem & Mineral club in Escondido, California.
I have been working on the design for my next new project will be a bowl for my cousin who is getting married. I won't say much more cause I don't want to spoil the surprise in the off chance he reads this. So if he does, he will only find out i am making something and not what it is.
When I say "A LOT OF HAMMERS" - it is in both senses of the word. last week I scored a lot of 20 vintage silversmith hammers. In actuality there are only 8 types of hammers but for each type there are anywhere from 1 to 4 of each type totaling 20 hammers in all. They need a little bit of work and I will only keep a few for myself, the rest will be sold so keep your eyes open for some postings in my store but to tease you hear are some pictures of them before I clean them and reset the handles.