Embezzled Metals Blog

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Parties in my new studio

Wow, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks. I’m loving my tools and yet I’ve still got my eye on a few more. This past week my studio was hopping with company. One day was filled with 5 girlfriends who are fellow jeweler/crafters and a...

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Yippy Skippy, New Tools

My husband is probably regretting the day he taught me how to use my first power tool. I believe he started me out with the electric drill, moved to the hand saw, chop saw, and so on. He always justified spending good money for good...

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Metal Frenzy

Metals: I love all types of silver and copper and bronze in forms: sheet metal, wire, clay, etc. I love the way silver feels to work with, how copper is forever changing and bronze comes in many different colors and it’s cheap. Bronze is also...

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Molds, Molds and More Molds!

I’ve found tons of items all around our home and property that have wonderful designs to mold and incorporate into my jewelry designs. After a little research and a visit to my local craft store, I found some mold making compound (not the fuzzy green...

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Upper Cabinets, finally!

We finally got the upper cabinets installed!!!! The cabinet doors are from old windows I was lucky enough to discover locally. They were taken from an old lumber mill that had been torn down nearby in Scotia, CA. They are tongue and groove redwood and...

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Wahoo Countertops are installed and Metal Clay Kiln too

Finally, the countertops were installed a few weeks ago. We decided on Zinc. Here again comes my “McGyver” attitude. (McGyver was a tv show wherein he got himself out of situations by creative use of objects at hand). I Loved the zinc look, but it...