Wow what a great weekend. I had the pleasure of taking yet another fine silver clay class from Jonna Faulkner with my close friend Riki .We worked on hollow-form beads and bezel beads.....so fun. Here are my "works in progress":
This is an elongated primitive heart, hollow-form bead with a reveal soon to be showcasing half-drilled pearls. I still have to antique this piece which will really bring out all of the details of the appliques and bling and, hopefully, look less like a blob of clay. Those three posts you see will soon be adorned with half-drilled pearls, accentuated with flecks of gold. I'll share my completed piece.
These are my three bezel beads in the greenware state waiting for the quality control team to take care of a few details before firing. I will then string all three pieces onto a necklace.
Other than taking this class, the last week or so has been filled with good times with friends, enjoying this gorgeous spring weather we are having (my heart goes out to you who are enduring the inches and inches of snow.....stay warm my friends), long walks by the Pacific, filling orders, and preparing for classes this year. Oh yes, and all of the other day-to-day things that are part of all our lives...taking out the garbage, cleaning my studio, doing laundry, working out, paying bills, going to appointments, washing the car, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Speaking of classes....have you heard of the new West Coast mixed media art retreat Art Is You in Petaluma, California???? If you haven't, dance on over to their site and check out the fantastic line up of classes and instructors. I am treating myself to the entire week and seem to be focusing this year on the art of doll design. Yes, I'm stepping outside of my "jewelry" box and venturing out. Perhaps I will have the pleasure of meeting some of you blog friends there.
Wishing you all a great week.