I am SO annoyed. I had just finished cleaning and polishing these rings:

 

Beneath The Skin (WIP) 68when I managed to completely lose the one on the right with the heart. I have turned the workshop upside-down and can't find it. It is getting to the point where I would actually be quicker making another! These rings are part of my collection for the "Beneath The Skin" exhibition in Sheffield, of which the tattoo machine is going to be the centrepiece of my section.

 

FORTUNATELY, the tattoo machine is going much better!

 

I tried out the finished plate which will adorn the side of the machine to ensure that it all fitted:

 

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It does! Which is just as well as I couldn't cope with having to remake this.

Today was also the first time I used Daikon radish to prepare the metal surfaces properly... what a stench!

 

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Beneath The Skin (WIP) 74

The piece is now soaking in hot Rokusho:

 

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More photographs tomorrow or Friday.

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Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on February 25, 2011 at 12:54pm
Yes! Now it is time that my pearl appeared!
Comment by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2011 at 12:11pm

Well, I can now report that the ring turned up on the bottom of the ultrasonic tank!

It had fallen off the hook.

 

Thanks for the encouragement.

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on February 24, 2011 at 4:35am

Not an unusual occurrence...I lost a south sea pearl in my workshop two months ago. I have not found it yet...but hope dies last!

The ring must be somewhere in your workshop and the pearl somewhere in mine. :) :)

sophia

Comment by Stevie B. on February 23, 2011 at 4:16pm

I you think you lost it on the floor use a broom...slowly. Brooms are amazing for finding stuff.

 

I hope losing a heart isnt like breaking a mirror...

 

Now you need to try out that tattoo machine on some willing skin and make sure it still works!

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