2013 was a year to forget…
My parents was an example of love, they love each other from the first day they meet to the end of their life.
Mum after 10 years fighting with a cancer, the bog won the war. She was so beautiful woman and the strongest one I ever meet. the 26 of November I give to her my last kiss, a kiss without answer, she was dead, I will remember that kiss for the rest of my life like a knife in my heart. My mum was gone…
My Dad, my king, my knight with the shiny armer, my good, my example, my refuge, a man in love, I remember how he was looking to my mother, I never show a man with that much love in his eyes, he couldn’t live without the love of his life. He passed away the 5 of December. The last time I show hem was the Saturday before his dead. He huge me and said to me how proud he was of me and of my children, he say how much he was going to miss me and give me a warm and wonderful kiss.
We always think that is the life law, but you are never ready to reach this moments of your life. They was not old enough to live this life.
Mum, Dad I love you so much, I always did and I always will.
At the moment I’m very happy with my progress, But I want more… I’d apply for a place in the college to do the FETAC level 6 of Jewellery and Art Metal-craft and yesterday I had the interview, for my surprise, they was waiting for me and knew more about me than you can imagine, my silversmith teacher talk them wonderful thing about me. I did not have to apply for the vacant, they offered to me, they was impress with my progress in the silversmith course and delighted with my decision to do the big course. Because the school it’s to faraway from my house, they decided to make it easier for me, I don’t have to travel five days week, only four, because I have a workshop at home (and they knew it) I ca do the work experience in my house every Friday. And I don’t have to do the English obligatory examination, Amazing.
I’m so happy, I’ll be back to the school in September and when I finish, I can teach my skills to other people. I was happy with my progress, but I never believed my teacher was like that impressed with my work. Now I have to work very hard to pay him his faith on me. He will be proud…
This days everyone that now me are giving to me old broken pieces of silver, to melt, I have enough to work for a good wile. But my daughter,last Saturday bring to me a lovely earring, was to beautiful to melt, but was only one, I decided to make a ring with it. She came today, so grumpy because her internet it’s not working, she was using my computer and I was working behind her… I asked her: do you love me? and she ask me, why, I said close your eyes, she did, now give to me your hand, she did, when she felt the ring in her finger…
I can make thousand of rings only to see that looking, that smile…
And the ring look so pretty in her hand
After 9 weeks and with only one day left, I think I did learn a lot of silversmith skills.
This ring it’s very special, it’s for my mother, she is the most strong woman I never meet, She is fighting with a cancer for the last 10 years, and I love her so much, our relationship it’s impossible, I suppose because we are the same, like two train machines in opposite direction, but we love each other and that it’s the wonderful thing in our relation.
Last month, was her 70 Birthday and we couldn’t go to Spain for the celebrations, so I decided to give to her something special… I’ll give to her for her birthday, my birthday, and this beautiful ring. She don’t know we are going, this Saturday she is going to my sister house for lunch, and I’ll be there, we will celebrate my birthday and she will have the presents…
The ring it’s made with sterling Silver, 18 k gold and a beautiful diamond. I just finish it yesterday in the school.
I think my mother will be the happier woman in the world next Saturday, she deserve it.
Any chance to give it a name???
My imagination it’s to busy at the moment with different pieces in silver to allow me to think in names for my pieces, I’m making a little of everything, practicing the soldering techniques. It’s no easy, especially with the rings, but I’m getting there.
At the moment I’m only have two pieces in my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Evarel?ref=si_shop , the butterfly and this one, the rest are not good enough, what make my daughter really happy…
After be melting it, doing it bad, undoing it a couple of times, making new pieces and going a few days more to the school, It is finish…
Last week in the school we only have theory, history of the Irish Silver, was very interesting, we went to the teacher workshop, amazing, we was allow to see diamonds, different types of gold, silver, white gold, platinum… But the best for me was when the other students was with the diamonds and the teacher ask me for my little butterfly, he was impressed with my work, he said to me that I need the design for my stamp and register my self as a silversmith, he will help me, that made me feel so proud of my self…
For the last few weeks my back decided to be in pain again, I can’t move to much, but that give me more time to be playing in my workshop, today I decided to do something with the pieces I made in the school, and they finish like that. What you think?
I didn’t weld it yet, and the body have to be more round, but I have all the pieces almost ready to the last step, now I have to buy silver soldering, that it’s not cheap to give the last real touch. What I didn’t think was if will be a pendant or a broach. Any suggestions?
OMG I have won an award!!! Many thanks tohttp://lucywilliamspoetry.wordpress.com/ who nominated me : )
The rules of this award are as follows;
Display said award logo on blog
Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (Which I don’t know how to do properly!)
State seven things about yourself
Nominate 15 bloggers
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Now, seven things about me:
1. I’m the third of my parents six children, youngest of the old ones and oldest of the girls.
2. I have to wonderful children, a 26 years old girl and a 23 years old boy, my babies.
3. I married the first time at 19 years old and divorced at 27.
4. Now the sweet things about me, I was a builder, expert in ecological demolition and a gardener.
5. Now I can’t do my jobs any more and I change all my feminine jobs for the jewellery making.
6. I’m living the best time of my life, with a wonderful husband in a different country and making my jewels.
7. I forgot number 7, let see what I can say… I am a memory disaster 😉
O.K now for the nomination of 15 bloggers. These are all bloggers I love for different reasons so had to acknowledge them here;
I manage to cut this pieces, after destroy a few blades and my fingers with the hammer, it’s so tiny. I want to make a butterfly, and I don’t want to wait an other week before the teacher say to me how to put the pieces together. I will cut the rest of the pieces and start with this new experiment, silver can be melted again….
I’ll be working in this piece until I have a butterfly or something similar.
Working with metal it’s so addictive, and I have not patience to be learning slowly. Let see what I can do with out my teacher.