Girlfriend time is so very important!
I was so blessed this last weekend to have spent it with two of my favorite people - Stephani Gorman and Riki Schumacher. We took a trip down south and spent two days with Mary Hettsmansperger learning to weave with wire, enamel, anneal sheet metal, and a variety of cold connections. Mary is amazing and I just love how she has taken her passion for weaving with fibers and transferred it to weaving with metals.
Here is the piece I worked on the first day of class. Look at those wonderful colors achieved with a propane torch. Simply amazing! I chose to showcase a vintage rhinestone that I have been hanging on to just waiting for that perfect project. I enjoyed creating a different type of "reveal" in metal. If you will remember, I created a reveal in silver clay in a previous post when taking a class from Jonna Faulkner.
On the second day, Mary demonstrated a variety of weaving techniques. Again I chose a vintage crystal to adorn, this time with vintage bronze wire and seed beads. Now I have to find the perfect chain to display this pendant on.
If you haven't discovered Mary Hettsmansperger's artwork yet......do! She has three books out. I have her Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet book featuring so many wonderful projects.
Have a great week. I'm off now to spend time in my studio preparing for a class I will be team teaching with my friend, Riki, this week.....Queen For A Day. If any of you are interested in joining us, we do have a few spots left. We would love to have you.