I'm almost through the craziest month of my life. I've had everything from street fairs and fashion shows, to weddings and jury duty to contend with. Along the way I've kept the creative juices flowing and new experiments are pushing my technical boundaries once again. 

For example, I've finally started learning how to use a CNC machine (a small table-top version for now), and have been cutting shapes out of leftover acrylic scraps that are laying around from a different project. I love being able to reuse the scraps and at the same time create something new without fear of messing up expensive materials. It's so freeing! 

Playing with scraps of acrylic left over from another project.

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The hope is to keep evolving these shapes into jewelry designs for Machine. We'll see how the process evolves, but for now I'm just enjoying learning something new.