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“Forgive me Hivers, for it has been 6 months since my last blog post!”  Oh my, is this a crazy, surreal time or what?  The planet is on lockdown, the virus is in charge, we are sequestered in our homes, things are just so strange.   On March 1, I made my first Virus ring. It began out of frustration and anger when our president called the rising pandemic a “Hoax."  However, it soon turned into a way to help make sense of the problem and allow me to creatively process, not panic and get hands-on with my frustrations and...

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Making a simple texture ring has many steps and is more difficult than it might seem at first.  Here is the system I am currently using. You will need 'wax wires' or 'sprue wax' (available ar Rio and others) I keep a number of sizes in stock a 5 oz box will make a lot of rings.  You need warm water.  I have found that 122 f. is optimal for working with this type of wax.  I purchased a small crockpot at a thrift store that I use for this purpose. I regulate the temperature by unplugging and plugging it...

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