So, I was able to get my beads for the Bead Soup Blog Party out yesterday. Stacie should be getting her beads by Monday. Lori (Anderson), the host of the party just sent an email reminding us about a great give away...metal stamps. I've been thinking about branching out a bit and trying my hand at metal stamping. I asked my sister, Tammy Powley who is an author of several jewelry how to books and has an about.com site on jewelry making. She said she has tried it, but just does not have a very steady hand for it. I am curious if I have a steady enough hand. Part of me says, "no way," because I have carpel tunnel. BUT!!! I do some intricate painting--Christmas ornaments--and actually have done a pretty good job, so, maybe I do have a steady enough hand. Only one way to find out is to go buy some metal stamps, but I'm just too cheap to do so. I really hope I win these, as I have some cool ideas for metal stamp jewelry, if my hands are steady enough.