"Pulling It All Together" was the last class in a series of four classes covering topics such as basic wire wrapping, basic soldering, basic metalsmithing, and basic design principles and composition.
I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful women I had the priviledge of spending four Saturdays with in my art jewelry classes. This was, as most of you know, my first experience in teaching and I would have to say that it was truly one of the highlights of my life. Above are Carla and Mari....good friends who by enrolling in the classes together were able to spend some quality time together.
Then there is one of my very best friends, Susan, who encouraged me to teach classes. This is her sweet creation above. The beginning of a beautiful necklace. Good work Susan!
Aren't these bracelets great! Jody is responsible for them (pictured below on the right).
Shelley and Jody. Got to love those gorgeous smiles! These two were very inspiring as they generously shared their talents and experiences with the class. Jody is a close friend who contributed greatly to my passion for mixed media arts. Can you believe it that we met while both perusing the latest publications at Michaels. After introducing ourselves, we instantly felt a connection, exchanged phone numbers and became art buddies immediately.
Meet Marylin....now this is a lovely woman....can't you just see her radiance! Marylin was so very enthusiastic and so very eager to learn. Her final piece turned out stunning.
This is Marylin's friend, Jill. I wish you could see her necklace up close. Jill created this piece for her daughter in celebration of her first wedding anniversary. Her soldered boxes encased bits of her daughter's wedding veil, seashells to remind her of her sea side wedding, and other treasures of that very special day. Her daughter has a very special treat in store, created with such love!
Lisa....was so excited about mastering the Dremel and other tools available in class. So empowering using those "power" tools you know. Her necklace turned out so great!
Susanne...this was her first jewelry class....which none of us could believe. She had her necklace completed before anyone else and did such a great job of it. Simple, yet so very sweet!
DeDe....came to class not knowing what she was going to design but did know she wanted to include this amazing antique doll leg....that she purchased at a flea market for only $1. What a find! She was estatic about her completed piece as she should be. I loved what she did.
As a teacher, it was so rewarding to see the excitement, enthusiasm, determination and progress each person made during these classes. I, in turn, learned much from each of them. Others participated in these classes whose pictures are not featured here. I would like to thank everyone for making my first teaching experience such a memorable and rich one. And I would like to thank Chameleon for hosting these classes. Perhaps some of you would like to come and play in my next class which will be November 8th. Please see flyer in previous post.
I will be on vacation for the next two weeks and will not be able to post. I'll be thinking about you, however, and take lots of photos to share upon my return.