I’ve learned a few things these past few weeks.
1.Â Wear Gloves When Working With Metal:
Last week I started working on my table and the zinc is pretty brutal stuff.Â I am not the best at wearing protective gear.Â Ironically I had a glove on, but unfortunately it was on the wrong hand!!
This picture is of my finger a week after the “accident!” ;)Â I didn’t go to the hospital for stitches, and I have a feeling the skin will never be the same…lesson learned!
2.Â Bolt Cutters Work Better Than Side Cutters
If you read my post about making silverware jewelry,you know I suggested using side cutters.Â Then as I was walking the aisles of Harbor Freight, I had an “aha” moment…bolt cutters.Â Â Â They have made my life a lot easier!
3.Â Go With Your Gut
This past weekend was a colossal waste of time!Â I had a hunch that it might not be very productive, but…The wind was howling, and I had absolutelyÂ NO sales after 4 and a half hours.Â (I had also gotten my hand stuck in a tent support, it just wasn’t my day!)Â I ended up packing up early.Â To say the least, the next time I will go with my gut when it comes to shows I will attend.Â Thankfully I only lost the HOURS of time I put into it and not any of my merchandise.A little exaggeration..but not much!
On another note, my table is almost finished!!!!!Â It’s looking pretty good, so I’m super excited to show you all…now I just have to convince my husband!