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Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 3: The Wax Carving

By Erin L / May 16, 2013 / 2 Comments

Making wax models of the pair of wedding bands I’m working on for my brother’s upcoming wedding this summer is both easy and requires skilled hands.  The wax is like a soft plastic, so it’s durable and can take hard work and tools.  But working in 3-D has never been something I’ve been adept with.…

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Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings Part 2: First Steps and What the Heck Does 10 Karat mean?

By Erin L / April 21, 2013 / 4 Comments

Sometimes before there can be construction, there is destruction in jewelry making.  Metal must be melted down or in this case, old jewelry must be torn apart. My brother’s wedding bands are going to be gold, and we’d collected a good amount from various family members, friends and kindly donors who were tired of unwanted…

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My Favourite Apps

By Erin L / April 1, 2013 / 3 Comments

My mother in law’s new iPhone is behind this week’s post of my favourite apps.  Here’s what I love, recommend, or can’t live without: FOOD & DRINK *STARBUCKS:  Add your gift cards, pay for coffee, and earn points for free beverages.  This app gets me going in the morning and keeps me going all day. …

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Vertical Video Syndrome: Share it to save just one video

By Erin L / March 25, 2013 / Comments Off on Vertical Video Syndrome: Share it to save just one video

Our iPhones & smartphones are smart… but not smart enough. Save yourself from vertical Video Syndrome . Please.

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Jewelry Blog: Making My Brothers Wedding Rings, Part 1

By Erin L / March 25, 2013 / 5 Comments

It’s a daunting (by special) request as a hobby silversmith; can you please make our wedding rings? My brother and his wife-to-be have requested I venture out of my almost exclusively silver-working, and create matching wedding bands for them in gold. To Match My Mom’s Ring This is no ordinary task either; the band is…

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What the Modelling Industry Taught Me

By Erin L / February 17, 2013 / 3 Comments

Sitting in an office beside my mother, I was nervous.  I’d been called in by my small town local modelling agency to meet a big city scout. A steady stream of girls were going in and coming out of the office she’d comandeered to pore over us and judge our fitness in the “real world”…

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Perverts, Spies & Videotape, or, How I Busted a Criminal

By Erin L / January 24, 2013 / 2 Comments

It was supposed to be a 10 minute errand. It turned into a two hour stint at the mall involving the police, security and a foreign detainee. Yes, I busted a perv. Here’s how it went down … I was in a shoe store (the upscale Arnold Churgin outlet in Sunridge Mall, if you must…

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