11/09/2016

Halloween and circus!



So this weekend I celebrated Halloween with my friends. Here's the only pick that I've got my hands on so far, that I dare post.


On Sunday I was unsurprisingly feeling tired and horrible overall. I’d cut the earlier night short because I guess I’m loosing my party stamina as I get older.

Well while in this slump I remembered this event that was taking place in Turku that our teachers had told us about. “Materiaali sirkus” which surprisingly translates to material circus. We’d been told that there would be different kinds of machines and jewelry and other things that would be interesting to a “goldsmith-to-be”.


Well the event wasn’t exactly what I had imagined but cool none the less. 


A lot of motorbikes, a fact which had been pointed out on the poster/brochure-thing but I just hadn’t noticed.


Didn’t see very much jewelry but the ones that I did notice were hidden in the back of the hall.

Function of the feathers?
The coolest part of the event were definitely the steampunk styled machines that reminded me of “The Time Machine”. The movie version because I haven’t gotten around to reading it (shame on me). Maybe I’ll get some inspiration to start designing steampunk jewelry after this?


Now I’m back in Sastamala again and winter is finally here!

Sorry to say I’ve broken my hand this week. 

Bet it’s a repetitive strain injury from filing down the ring I’m working on in school. Now I can’t put any pressure on my hand since it hurts even to write on the computer. I think this happened because I was trying to file as fast as possible to get ahead and now I’m going to fall more behind again. 

Ironic.

Also have a green finger which the school nurse told me to just keep clean and use antiseptic on but I'm a bit sceptic since I don't understand how the antiseptic is supposed to work since the green stuff is clearly deep under my skin and my skin is completely intact. 

Am clearly turning into Frankensteins monster.

Or maybe rather the bride of Frankensteins monster.

11/01/2016

Say hello to...

I thought it would be nice to show you how I live during school.

Slightly repeating myself in telling you that I am studying in Sastamala and my apartment is in Turku, almost a two hour car ride away. So I am living in the dormitory during weekdays.

Let's just say as an explanation for the following that being a grownup and living with 16-year-olds can be interesting and you do seem to become a teen yourself again.


This is my room. Well my side of the room.

I would like to point out the Crime and Punishment book on my bed which makes me feel proud of myself.

This at least is what my room looks like when it's cleaning day and it's checkup-time.




And this is how I am used to seeing my room since I am always doing something or looking for something. And you might notice the book is now on the floor because I am actually reading it and kind of broke it into three parts while reading it.


Hilkka, nameless, Trump, Mars attacks!

Above are my "pets".

The first red and green jungle is called "Hilkka" since my boyfriend wanted to name it after his great grandmother. Hilkka is about a week old and a perfect roomy since she doesn't make any sounds or try to annoy me.

Next to Hilkka is my nameless little baby who is about five years old and about the size of my thumb.

On the next row on the left is the baby money tree which my boyfriend so tenderly named "Trump". I am not going to explain Trumps name choice.

Last but not least is "Mars attacks!". If you've watched Mars attacks you should understand and if you haven't shame on you.





Almost forgot about Walter. Walter is a powerbank and usually helps me get through the schoolday while I either watch youtube clips or listen to audiobooks.

Walter also keeps saving me the rare times I do go out to party and need a ride home afterwards after having used up my entire battery taking embarrassing pictures that can never be shown to anyone or listening to bad music while walking from one place to another or googling things that you thought you'd never google.



Until next time!

10/28/2016

IT class again

I made some things on Rhino again.

Still trying to learn how to use the program so I can't really make my own designs on this program but I'm trying to figure it out.

Also I can't afford the program on my own computer right now so my only chance is IT-class and I'm just trying to keep up with the teacher right now.



10/27/2016

Halloween time



So, let’s update this thing. 

I’ve had the flu on and off since my trip to Spain a few months back and now it’s on again. I haven’t been updating that much because of my droopy feeling and because of autumn leave that took place last week and because I still haven’t gotten anything new finished although I’m working on what seems like a hundred projects at the same time. 

That might actually explain why I'm not really finishing anything... 

Well anyhow... 

I am happy to report that although I’m feeling droopy and really sleepy, Halloween will still be coming up and I’m trying to get my costume done in time so I’ll be showing that off soon too. 

Here are a few sneak peeks at the projects I’m working at that I will be posting more about later once I finish them.


I'm going to try to find some time to make some more spesific posts about these things so I can show and tell how they're actually made step by step. Will not be able to have photos of all the steps but will try my best.

10/10/2016

The flat stone ring


So we had to make a ring with an embedded stone on it. This was not the kind of ring I would make if I had my way but it did turn out pretty nice anyway. 

 Since we still haven’t got around to Gemology I am happy to tell you that I know what this stone is called. It is Lapis Lazuli and the reason me and many other teenage emos know this stone is that it was explained to be a so called vampire stone in a famous book series which has since been made into a famous TV-series. The vampire stone lapis lazuli was a gem that would give its user the ability to walk in sunlight. Now after this very useful grain of information I have some pretty pictures for you to look at. 


So the idea was to make a flat ring with a stone on it in the shape we wanted to, leaving a millimeter on both sides of the stone untouched. I'm still behind on the assignments so I did a simple version.

My friend told me it looks like the bus "stopper" button. Should probably give it to her for a christmas.

10/04/2016

Let's get this started

Hello. 

I've only been updateing about IT-class until now so let's get this thing started for real.

 In case you're really seriously reading this then welcome to my blog. I am a previously confused 26-year-old who finally found something I'm actually good at and enjoy doing. 

"WOHOO!"

This blog will be an obligatory part of the enjoyment so I will be posting regularly but if there are only posts about 3D you will know I am trying my best to evade posting anything for one or other reason.

So what is this enjoyable new finding as if it wouldn't be apparent by the pictures posted below. 

JEWELRY

GOLD

SILVER

I'm going to be a goldsmith when I grow up. Well grow up older than I already am. Well at least in case everything goes as planned. 

I happily started my first schoolyear with a weeklong trip to Spain where I caught the Spanish flu or maybe just A Spanish flu which means I am behind on most assignments and thus also on my blog. 


Keep in mind this blog is an obligatory part of my classes which means I wasn’t prepared to do this and the presentable photos are yet to be taken.

 Now here are the first three assignments I got after getting back.

The first assignment was to make a square pendant with a design containing our initials and the boarders kept intact. Broke 13 sawblades making this thing and was sadly not allowed to finish since I've fallen so much behind. There have also been discussions about this looking like Citroens logo upside down or the Assassins Creed logo and even about it resembling the Batman symbol. Multisymbolic logo.

Second assignment was to make a pendant with a predesigned shape and with a stone set in the middle. Only snapped three sawblades during this one. Still has a bit of black settingputty (don't know if that is even close to the English term for it) on it.

Third assignment was a basic flat silver ring. No sawblades where hurt during the making of this ring.





CINEMA 4D

Here are some pics of me making some chrome and crystal balls on a 4D program. The picture below is of the finished product. I will probably not be using this program since it is not really necessary and is quite complicated. Might not be worth it. Also costs a pretty penny. Would be cool though since the finished product looks really good.



Made some shiny stuff on CINEMA 4D.