Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

I've been working like crazy to get ready for my open house this Friday and Saturday.  It really gets my going!!  I made a ton of beaded earrings, shaped some cool sterling wire earrings and then made a few silversmithed earrings!  Finished some beaded necklaces that match some bezel set stone pendants and polished alot of chains!

Hoping for a good crowd, but will be glad to see those that come not matter how few or how many! House is clean (well..... as clean as it gets!!), snacks made, house decorated for the holidays.

Now to sit, relax and chill!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cold Connections

Just a couple of weeks ago I had the greatest class on cold connections at Sawtooth in Winston Salem.  I had worked for a couple of weeks getting several samples ready and figuring out how to best get the class started.  I ordered some great textured copper and brass from Metalliferous in NY, put in a lot of mini screws, nuts, beads, stones, tubing... you know, all the things you need to make some cool jewelry.

We started with basic screws and then did rivets, sewing, tube rivets and tabs... so much fun!  It was a very technique oriented class with each lady doing her own thing!


Two days of working with 10 of the most creative women really boosted my morale and my creativity.  Just take a look at what these women made!