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Friday, November 11, 2011



In honor of 11/11/11...

giveaway going on over at e-workshops!  

See the link on the side bar.  

Contest open until this Sunday night!!!

I'm giving away a Vice Petite to some lucky winner!!

Good luck, and have a fabulous weekend, whatever you are doing!



Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Yep, workshops everywhere!

Oh it's been so busy!!  I have been teaching AND taking classes.  What a blast!

The few shots below are some of the projects from Richard Salley's class.  If you have never taken a class from him, try to.  He is a talented artist, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet.  I took three classes from him in three days, so he had gotten plenty of me! Ha ha.

The first project is a locket.  Can you tell what it is made of? 

A rusted bottle cap.  Love that! It is the base.

He uses 14ga wire to make this adorable frame, then we use the whirligig thingy majigy to make coils, and of course a hinge for the top portion.  LOVED this, making more for sure Richard!!

And it wouldn't be right to not put a little bling on it, huh?

This next project is also a bottle cap base. This bracelet has etched brass as the part that fits around the wrist on the back, then copper in the front. Everything had to be cut and fitted, then hinges attached.  My kind of project, again LOVED IT!

Notice I slipped a Parisian medicine lid in there. Guess she's a French birdy!
Oui, oui. And underneath the lid is faux bone.  Have you tried that? Look up Robert Dancik to purchase, he kind of invented the amazing stuff. Very fun effects, like scrimshaw. 

And on Oct. 29-30, Diana Frey and I taught our class, Bezelicious.  We had a packed house for this techniques class.  There were 14 students.  Thanks to all who attended. It was a blast, and they all did so well.

These are the name tag necklaces Diana and I whipped up. I had to scour the neighborhood for extra lids!  Save those up, they make great items for projects!

All smiles after two days of working hard.

Thanks again Terri, Terry, Karen, Carrie, Theresa (holding Maddie), Susan, Georgene, Deborah, Mary, Diana and Nancy, Pat, Julie, Theresa, and Carol!

You were a fabulous group, we loved having you!  I had a ball.  And no rain this time, amazing!

Thanks for looking, see you soon.