Friday, July 2, 2010

Doves for Peace

First firing, after replacing thermocouple, no that was not the problem and replacing elements, yes that was it. Bottom one was shot though you couldn't tell from looking.
Next make the sterlling silver bails for the pins and order the leather cords that they will hang on.
August 14, Seagrove, NC


Michael Mahan said...

I like the doves, Jennie. Well now you have an extra thermocouple to use when the other one gives out.

If you suspect an element is not working, you can turn the kiln on high and put a piece of foam or paper to each element and see if it melts or burns.

Laurie said...

These are really lovely, Jennie.

JLK Jewelry said...

Thanks Michael and Laurie. And thanks for the tips Michael. Vernon helped me install the thermocouple and when that didn't work I decided to replace the elements. The top one came out in one piece, bottom one in about 25 pieces! That is a great tip to check the elements. Saved the top one and the thermo. for an emergency!!!