Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Something New

So I've been procrastinating just a tad about using the computer/engraving machine that we make our new samples (amongst other things) out of.  This engraving machine and the computer were my Uncle Mike's babies.  He's the one who used it, mastering it and all it's idiosyncrasies.  When we became Lisa August, I inherited the important job of using this machine and using it correctly.  Needless to say, I was a bit nervous and apprehensive about using it.  I try to stay away from things that rely on precision and cost a lot to fix. 

"Lucky" for me there have been boxes in the way, kind of keeping me from using the engraver.   Last week when my new shelves came in, and I cleared the boxes, and the new table top for the engraver was put it, it was time to get serious.  I've come up with two new filigree designs for next season, and I just had to scan them in, clean them up and make the samples.

The first one is complete, and I'm very happy with it,  I think it may be a winner!

The beginning stages of the designs.  The outer borders are existing dies we have in house.

The pencil drawing I was happy with on the left, the line drawing I created in adobe based on it.

My new area, very happy with it!

The finished product, again, very happy with it!
So now I just have to make up this sample in the colors I'm showing for spring, and wait for the semi-precious beads I ordered to see which one I want to use for the finished product.
Oh, and I need to go ahead and make the other style too, guess I should stop blogging and start sample making!
PS- I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peak, which won't be 'unveiled' until January!


  1. I want these earrings...when will they be available?!!? Oh, and a matching necklace!

  2. Not until after January!!! You'll have to put it on a wishlist:)