Friday, January 16, 2009

Classes, classes, classes!


I have been busy this week taking classes. All jewelry related of course, none involving polymer clay though,sorry. This past Saturday, during a Bead show in Clearwater, Florida, I took a Kumi-himo class taught by Audrey Parramore. Audrey is very talented and an exceptional and patient teacher. Here is a picture of a bracelet I made a couple of days after her class.
I have also begun to take some wire wrapping classes near my home. I will have more to say along with photos at a later date.
Lastly, but not least, I took a riveting class at a local bead store in Tampa. Holly is an excellent teacher and also has a shop on Etsy. Here is a photo of what I have done so far.

I really love copper and enjoyed the riveting. Now I know what it is! I also got to experience using Liver of Sulfur for the first time. Not very pleasant, but it gives a great aged patina on your metalwork. Thanks to all these fine ladies who have been so kind to share their skills and knowledge with me.

4 comments:

ChezChani said...

Obviously you are an excellent student because your work is looking wonderful. I'm so envious of you. I have neither the time, nor the outlet (that I've found so far) to take classes. I did just learn square stitch online and am working on a bracelet so at least I'm not totally turning to mush.

Joani said...

Thanks for the compliments! Well, I do have the time, and have in just the past month discovered these classes available in my area, but I really do not have the money for some of it. The wire wrap classes are very reasonable though, thank goodness!
Joan

Shay Stone said...

I love this piece:) I saw it over in the WWJ gallery while appreciating your lovely wraps!

Joani said...

Thank you Shay, I need to go check out your stuff, right now!
Joan