This is the result of 2 hours work last night. I’m referring to the little copper circle with the pattern cut out of it. There were 3 of us beginners out of a class of 11 students. We were sat together and given a small square of copper, a saw and teeny tiny saw blades. After 2 hours of hard work, voila, a pretty copper thing. Next week we’ll file it smooth and polish it shiny.
This was the first class called “edelsmeden” given by the volksuniversiteit in Amsterdam. Basically metal smithing/jewelry making. Like my mom says, “just what you need, another hobby”. Yeah, I know, like a hole in the head. But what the heck, it keeps me off the streets. And I learn some Dutch while learning something else fun. I hope in the end to make a ring. More photos to come!