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.


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!

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!