|The ShuttleSmith's Copper Enameled Tatting Shuttles|
I received my new torch in the mail Thursday and then promptly locked myself into my studio for the last three days using it, working to produce the first The ShuttleSmith Copper Enameled Tatting Shuttles. Friday night I produced the two on the right. Then on Saturday I made the other five. Last night I made two more....not photographed.
I love the process and the colors but am limited to the sampler colors that I bought. So once I pulled all the processes together and proved to myself that I actually COULD make this work, I ordered a color sampler of all 169 colors of enamel that the company makes! Now I am again checking the mail everyday, waiting for that to come in. I will probably be so overwhelmed with the colors that I will be stymied.
I will be taking the day off from shuttle making today to travel 100 miles to visit my parents in honor of Father's Day. Then tomorrow I have to go back to my real job (the one that pays for the enameling supplies!) so I won't be able to get back to my studio---Sad face. Copper Enameling is proving to be quite an addiction for me.