Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Reviews & Interviews - Not Weally a Wubbers Weview - Yet...

...but I'm getting close and I can share a couple things. I've used them (one bent nose and one flat nose from Rings & Things) a lot over the last week. I have noted a huge improvement in the finish on the wires and findings when using them. The handle cushions could be a bit softer I think and they have an unusual odor. Not offensive, but now and then I notice it and go 'huh?' before I remember it's the tools.

One thing about the ones I bought that gets a less than enthusiastic evaluation is the length of the handles. I have fairly small hands and the handles seem too long. I feel a bit awkward with them. I can say that I'm definitely going to get the round nose ones soon. Maybe I'll get the 'Baby' Wubbers to compare - they're on my Rings & Things wish list.

I've been catching up on my fiction backlog. I have read several new books and short stories, including listening to a wonderful audio collection of speculative fiction stories on a site called Escape Pod. Right now I'm well into the latest Kathy Reichs book: 206 Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels). Reichs is the author whose marvelous body of work is the basis for the TV show "Bones". She is also (per Wikipedia):
She is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but is currently on indefinite leave. She divides her time between work for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
I've also been working on new jewelry pieces (which I've been doing while listening to Escape Pod) so I don't have a review or interview of anything/any one jewelry or beading related to share today.

I'd love to feature some more interviews soon - anyone you'd like me to reach out to and ask if they'd oblige? By the way, if you didn't catch my interviews of Dave Roberson of Rings & Things, Steve Gronier of Artbeads, John Jacobs of Artfire, Tish of Just a Tish or Lisa of A Bead A Day when I posted them originally, please check out Dawno's Beadosphere where I have them and all my Sunday Wandering's posts archived.

How about a sneak peek at something I'm working on and will post about soon?

Hope that piqued your curiosity! See you tomorrow.

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Blogger Blue Buddha said...

We think the Wubbers smell like cherry candy. Is that the same sense you get about the odor? Yeah, it's weird, isn't it?

You probably will like the Baby Wubbers better, so be sure to give 'em a try!

September 10, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

hmm - now I need to go home and sniff my pliers (and isn't that a funny image).

September 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

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