Monday, March 12, 2012

Fun times by all!

Project pictures from classes 
at Gilding the Lily!

And the Artful Gathering Blog Hop 

I have been so late in posting the amazing projects that my students created at Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, CA last weekend.  I am just blown away at the beauty they created in both classes!  I would have liked to get better shots to do the pieces more justice, but time just did not allow.

There were 15 students in the first class on Saturday.  The workshops were held in Nancy's home, who owns Gilding the Lily.  If you have never been by, or checked her out on line, it is an incredible collections of total eye candy!!  I want one of everything in the store. I managed to drop by before setting up on Friday, and unloaded some cash!

In the first class on Saturday, the students cut sheet metal, soldered it, attached soldered rhinestones, a little frame to the top, then textured the metal.  They got to play with the sweet birds and branch, and wire it on with a little vine made from copper wire.

Then most drilled some holes and they dangled some beauties.

Sooooo pretty!
I'm sorry, it was just too crazy to know who's were who's. 
But I'm so proud of all of you!

Here are some shots from the classes. Look at those smiles.... 

Some Wrapture necklaces from the second day. 
Sooo pretty ladies!

And everyone's was just so different.  Love it. 

More smiles! Hi Lisa!

A huge thank you to all  you wonderful ladies who traveled long distances to take part in the class.
I was blown away!! 

And my buddy Robin Dudley Howes was there too!
Hi Robin! Love that smile.

Okay girls, show me your projects!!
Theresa, you're too far away!
Hi Geraldene, you look pretty proud, you too Dede!

Oh Miss Sandy, love that top!
You all did such an amazing job.
Look at the concentration on Miss Dede's face!

Thank you Nancy, for opening your home to all of us.  It was a blast, and I loved every minute of it. The students did a fabulous job.
Thanks for all your help Dede!  I really appreciate you helping me put the classes together.

Can't wait until next time!

This is Nancy's fairy tale come true house. 
It was warm and welcoming.

Thanks for looking everyone.  Wish you could have joined all of us!

AND our wonderful 
Artful Gathering Blog Hop continues!!

Our Next Artist is Up for the Artful Gathering Blog Hop!

Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat,
Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

From June to August 2012, will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry's Artarama!
Each week the faculty of Artful Gathering will be announcing a featured blog to visit.
You can hop along with us until the final destination blog is reached, and where ONE Grand Prize winner will be chosen at Random for a chance to win a $200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!!!Two Runner Up winners will also be chosen at random for a chance to win a $25.00 e-gift card from Jerrys.
Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys.

Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!
Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
Cat Kerr
(Pick Up the Next Secret Word)


In the Light of the Moon said...

Wow Riki the class look AMAZING and FUN!! So many wonderful creations and everyone looks so happy!!
Thanks for the Hop post!
xoxox Cat

SueAnn said...

Oh what fabulous pieces they have created. Wow! Looks like a real good time.

Charlene said...

WOW what beauties! I so wish I was closer so I could come to more of these wonderful classes. You ROCK as a teacher! AND FRIEND! Sorry I haven't written in awhile but, I'm getting ready for Paper Cowgirls. Miss you, sweet hubby & the MAD dog! HUGS!

Sandy Navarro said...

LOVED all the pieces! And a class with you is a dream, my friend! Now, can ya Photoshop out my glasses! LOL


Diane said...

Looks like they all had a great time Riki! And, some beautiful work was done too...