It Was the Best of Classes, It Was the Worst of Classes...
|It's amazing how different the glass looks after being in the kiln|
A) UBER jealous of my amazing METALSMITHING class
B) Really, REALLY sick of hearing about my METALSMITHING class
C) AMAZED at my level of unbridled ENTHUSIASM about my METALSMITHING class
Now, for more unbridled enthusiasm, (I've been told I am an
"excitable girl"-hope that's a good thing!?) let me tell you about the AMAZING new set of earrings for the DESIGN CHALLENGE I'm working on! I am going to use 14K gold, Citrine cabochons, sterling silver bezel settings, hammered gold swirls, and MORE!!! The challenge is, I must:
- Use all three of the different types of soldering techniques I've learned in class (chip soldering, pick soldering, and sweat soldering- are you proud I remembered Amanda?)
- Include an element that has some sort of motion
- Use two different types of metal in the design
- AND include an element with texture
|See More Pictures and Designs on My Facebook Business Page|
|Paper flower stickers by Shanna Tice, vendor at The BIG THAW.|
Also, I wanted to share with you a really cool shop that I ran across on Etsy, brownidgurl85. She makes"bib or collar necklaces, chokers, brooches, or other creation" from "many different textures and materials."PLUS, she does custom work! Her creations are really pretty, and VERY affordable! If you love a good deal as much as I do, check out her shop! You can find her on Facebook too, or even read her BLOG! Here is a little sample of the beautiful things she creates and sells...Pretty, right!?
Finally, as it is my custom, here are a few BEAUTIFUL treasury collections that my work has had the privilege of being part of! CIAO FOR NOW! :)