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I was blessed to have had this guy in my life for nearly 17 years. Yesterday, it became clear that it was finally time for my little shadow to take a well-deserved break from the constant vigil he has always held.  Good night bubba bear. We'll love you forever.
Spoiled pupperinos enjoying #barkboxday Snacks have to wait 10 days though 'cos Dee had to have teeth pulled yesterday :(
It's been a minute, but I managed to update my shop with the electroformed pieces I finished up in the last few weeks. I  love making stuff, but dang do I hate the process of getting it online!
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I lost my dad 2 weeks ago. We did not get along. The only thing we could talk about without being sucked down into a whirlpool of anger and resentment were our aging pets, and our gardens. He loved succulents way before I appreciated their beauty but through his eyes, I finally 'got' it. He gifted me with two of his potted cacti 7 years ago as he moved 900 miles away to the home he built to retire in.  I only saw him once more in all that time, but I would send him pictures of the blooms and my yards to share with him the only thing I really could. Today, I would have sent him these pictures as I know he would have loved how the webs glistened in the dew on the plants he showed me how to love, from the garden that was our common ground. I'll miss you, Pops.
I discovered my amperage was about 3x too high about 8 hours into the bath on this one.  I turned the ring, lowered my amps, and dropped it in the bath for another 16 hours after that.  I ended up with that insane texture in the upper right, and shiny smooth in the lower left. I love it soooooooo much. 😍😍😍
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WOW! I can't believe this actually worked out. I was seriously thinking these were going to end up in the trash as a failed learning experience because of the delicacy of Desert Rose Selenite. Happy dance!!! 🤘
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Well that's a pretty way to start the day!🌈
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I needed to drop a dummy plate into my bath to pull some extra copper out because I learned I was using too much anode. I made this with a dud labradorite knowing it was just an experiment / fix. I  regret using a bad stone!!!
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To patina or not to patina? That is the question. Sidenote:  I love me some #labradorite.🔥
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This little pendant came out kinda cool.  I'm still learning, but getting more excited about possibilities with each finished piece.
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I love electroforming!! This is from my second batch of organics (magnolia branches and amythest) and my first time messing with patinas. Liver of sulphur on both, ammonia and salt vapor bath on the smaller one, but I ended up taking off almost all the blue. It was too much for this specific piece. Now to figure out how I want to use them.
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My cactus never ceases to impress me
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