Monthly Archives: March 2014
Gah! Pickle Turned My Silver and Brass PINK…
Copper is awesome. It carries electricity through our world, and it makes many things blue, like octopus blood and turquoise stones. We’ve been making stuff out of copper for, oh, something like 10,000 years. Yep. Really. No surprise that we magpie … Continue reading
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The “awwwh” Factor: When Failure is Success!
STOP!! Don’t throw away that misshapen, mangled, completely-didn’t-turn-out-how-you-wanted-it-to-be project! Instead, toss it into the bottom of your toolbox and let it marinate with scraps of metal and seldom used tools. Why am I so emphatic about this? Because you need … Continue reading