I’m back in the studio after much backing and forthing which involved a trip to the doctor. It’s nothing serious but she told me that I should give up coffee.
Of course I nodded and said, “OK” but clearly this doctor does not understand a serious caffeine addiction and the last time I went off coffee was by accident, when someone unknowingly gave me decaffeinated and I had a migraine headache that almost made me faint.
I will cut back and that will be good enough.
(BTW, in Belgium they give you a little gooey chocolate with your morning coffee. How utterly civilised. )
Here in the studio I pulled out a piece of gold that I bought a few years ago but have been too afraid to work with since. Gold is very costly to ruin.
I made myself a very simple diamond ring. I formed and soldered the band and bezel, and I set a small coloured diamond all without melting metal, scratching stones, cursing or tears.