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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The fun continues!
Using Stephanie Lee's soldering method, I was able to make this sweet pendant with the birdies flying!  What fun.  And with the help and instruction of my friend Diana Frey, I made this woven & beaded choker.  Check her's out, they are fabulous!  Just had to share my excitement about a new way of making some fun pieces.  I will be at a friend's in Lafayette next Thursday night for a home jewelry show.  Let me know if you are in the area, I'll make sure you know where we are.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It is the city of angels.

Last weekend, I got to spend a weekend in Los Angeles with Stephanie Lee at a wonderful workshop.  She is an amazing teacher, and fun too!
Hopefully she won't hate me for posting this picture of her! It is too cute not to.
I have admired her work ever since a friend turned me on to her (thank you Shelley), and finally had the opportunity to take a three day workshop. It was in a beautiful spot in North Hollywood, at Carol Park's studio.  
We were a small group, but a happy one! Everyone smile for the camera, ok, smile again, and again! We put Steph in the middle, so she could finally sit down!
Then my friend, Diana Frey, and my sister, Kami and I went to celebrate a record setting heat wave in Los Angeles.  What else do you do but go to the beach, right? And have a HUMUNGOUS cold cocktail. Kami isn't that short, she's on a chair that faded into the sand I think! So after one fine dinner and cocktails, and agreeing it was a fine class with Stephanie, we found our shoes,  dusted off the sand, and headed to my sister's house in Malibu.
 (Aren't I lucky?) Then Diana and I headed home to San Luis Obispo the next day, stopping along the way to eat, play and shop in Montecito and Santa Barbara.  Ahhhh, what a fine weekend it was!