My new things for February!
Wow, I can't believe its been so long since I've posted. But today is one of the first days I've had to come up for air. February was filled with a couple of classes I took, grand daughters for a week, taught a two day class, gem show....and here we are....March!!
In keeping up with my New Year's Resolutions, or challenges I guess, I promised myself to try something new each month. February was weaving with metal.
I was lucky enough to take a two workshops with the talented Mary Hettmansperger, author of many books, including Wrap, Stich, Fold and Rivet, a wonderful book. She's a wonderful teacher, filled with talent, and a hoot to boot. And her background is weaving, so she brings that knowledge to the jewelry world, and teaches how to weave with metal. It took me awhile to get my head "wrapped" (sorry) around the method, but I was pretty smitten with the outcome. I didn't have anything to weave around, I know, hard to believe, but I had to buy this at the store where we took the class, Creative Castle. Its an amazing crystal, and worked great for this project. Mary showed me how to weave the bail too!
Fun huh? The second day was a torch fired enamel class, which I had tried before. But hadn't added gold leaf or silver before, and that was toooooo much fun.
I got to take the class with a couple of my dearest friends, Diana Frey and Stephanie Gorman. It was too much fun.
Thanks for insisting on another photo Diana, it turned out great! That's Steff on the far left, Mary, me and Diana. Poor Mary, we wore her out! Ha ha.
And, I have some fun news. I just listed a kit to make the fun hinged cuff on my Esty store. Its everything you need. I even included etched metal, with a French flare. This is perfect for the royalty in you!
I also included one of my new sweet bird gift bags. You can regift this sweet thing, or keep it for something special.
There is a tutorial listed as well, in case you are interested in just that.
This last weekend Diana and I taught our Queen for a Day class. It was small and fabulous. I'll post photos of everyone's darling projects soon. Nana is beat right now!!
Hugs to everyone, miss you guys.