And, like any jewelry-making hobbyist worth her salt the answer is... well, of course I do! Honestly, I think we use jewelry making as an excuse to buy tools because it's just unseemly for a lady to obsess over tools (unless it's a sewing needle per the Renaissance version of Emily Post or Miss Manners ~snork~) Right. It's a good thing my Dad doesn't really know what he's got in his garage anymore when it comes to his tools. Quite frankly, I've been quietly plundering here and there when I can't get just the "thing" I want in the stores... Oh! But, only as needed! Y'know? I'm sure you do. Don't snicker! I just bet any NUMBER of you are plundering your dad or hubby's tool chests! Really, no tool is safe around a jewelry maker, hobbyist or not! Our first thought is always "I bet I can use that for/to/as..."
ANYway, I've been slowly working my way into doing more metal work; as in making my own bead caps (got a couple of disc cutters for Christmas & birthday gifts) and my own headpins (which is a blast because I'm a closet pyro!) and I really want to do more. With my most recent purchase, I think that's more of a possiblity.
Oh, right, you want to know what it is! Here's the link:
|3 Lb. Rotary Rock Tumbler |
From Harbor Freight
I'm SO excited!!!!
So... what's got YOU dancing this week? Huh?