Friday, November 5, 2010

Robin Dudly Howes class

I know its Friday!

I can't believe it is Friday already! Where did the week go? Wanted to post about what a great class I took from Robin Dudley Howes last Saturday, at an amazing store, Gilding the Lily. I was headed to Orange County here in CA to visit the kiddies, and celebrate Halloween, so the timing was perfect to take a Robin class.

She was teaching a soldering iron class, making these darling reliquary pieces. You can put anything inside, like bird pics, etc. I had to get difficult by adding things to the top. I hadn't picked up a soldering iron in over 35 years, so attaching objects to the front was challenging. But Robin made it happen. I was doing pretty well until my soldering iron starting surging with the power source for some reason. But finally, it was done, wings attached, bling added. Great job Robin, great class!

I brought extra bling, and lots of ladies had some sparkle in their pieces. You can't go without a touch of bling, right ladies?
We started with little match boxes, amazing!

Here is sweet Robin, a great teacher!
Did I mention she's also a belly dancer? Did I mention I used to do that in college?

Here's the gang in the shop. You have to visit that shop if you're in the Fullerton, CA area, and they sell on line too. Nancy, the owner, is the nicest lady, happy to help.

And here's our little sweet ponies at their home. Too cute for a Mad Hatter and a little Princess (of course).

I'm off to Alameda again this weekend. Yikes! More bling?
No doubt.


Alice said...

Very pretty! Why does it seem all the good classes are so far away? I've GOT to save up some money so I can attend some...but there are so many to choose from!!!!

The little ponies are adorable!!!!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Pretty Things said...

Pretty! Wow. I have to pass that along to a friend!

stregata said...

Great piece, Riki! Have fun at Alameda!

Diane said...

Looks like you had a great time my friend! Love the wings, and definitely the bling =))

Cindy said...

What a fantastic class! Would love to have been there's right up my alley! :-) Your finished piece is incredible, Riki!

Anonymous said...

I love this piece. I would have love to have taken this class also! Beautiful work.

robin dudley-howes said...

Riki you are too kind and so talented. Your positive energy lights up a room. Thanks for being so generous in class and sharing your bling. Good excuse to get more at the flea...I'm jealous!!!! Your picture came out great and I love seeing your cute ponies in costume. Can't wait to come visit and take class with you and Diana!!! Just waiting for the "green" light....

Esther said...

what an amazing little box!! wow!! very very pretty , like miss Robin!! i love her work , no doubts she is a great teacher!!

Jen Crossley said...

Looks like you had an amazing time I love the bling. The kids look so cute

Debbi Thinks Deep said...

What a great class! I took a class with Robin once, and life hasn't been the same since! She's such a generous instructor, sharing her knowledge with abandon!
And your finished product! It's beautiful!
I'm very jealous!

Kim Palmer said...

Love what you have done here Riki. I agree, why are all the great classes so far away and on another continent? I'd love the opportunity to learn this, sigh! Never mind, I'll just have to drool from afar, LOL!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Riki the box turned out so beautiful....what do you expect? Between your talent and Robin's. Love it. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Rochelle said...

Love this piece Riki! The wings, bling and photo all compliment each other. This is a keeper!