Monday, September 6, 2010

My first online class

I cannot give Stephanie enough kudos for her Homesteader's Metalsmith e-class. I learned so much and had a thoroughly enjoyable time broadening my horizons. If your interested she's opening up registration in just couple days for the November class.

Here is a sampling of the pieces I made over the 4 weeks.
Below are some of the bezels I filled with resin, eventually I'll get around to drilling holes for jump rings. One is a memento with the 'homestead' definition encased, that one will be kept around the studio as a reminder that if I can get comfortable using a micro torch then what else can I attempt.
It will be a feverish week at the job, summer cards come down halloween and thanksgiving go up...probably will take a full 40 hours, this part-time girl is tired just thinking about it. I don't anticipate I'll get much time to create so it may be quiet here.



stregata said...

Wonderful pieces! Looks like you have been having a good time with that workshop!

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Awesome pieces of jewelry. A micro torch huh, I'm impressed. I love the patina also, how did you acheive that. I actually have been at some jewelry creating myself. Hope and I have been making some pieces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Please don't work toooo hard.

Pretty Things said...

Awesome work! I wish I could have taken the course but I do have her book so might try to work through some of it.

Alice said...

Your pieces are amazing! I'm still working on some of the sessions--so far behind. I ordered the DVD.

This is a great course that will get your creative juices flowing. Stephanie does an outstanding job at creating an inviting space to be inspired. I recommend it to beginners and the experienced.

Christine Edwards said...

Mmm, you've got me interested. I was supposed to take a book workshop with her next month, but it got canceled. This may be a good substitute. You just used a micro butane torch on your pieces?

Knitting Bird said...

I love these, I am taking the e-course with Stephanie... Can you please tell me how did you achieve the vintage gold color? is it a patina???