Terrible photo of me... I told you BAD HAIR DAY for me but, here is our wonderful, talented, sweet teacher Diane Cook & I standing by her mannequin with some of her fabulous jewelry pieces. You can see the stained glass windows behind us in this photo. Why? The venue was the beautiful Round Top Public Library which is housed in the Hope Lutheran Church, a historic Gothic building first constructed in 1925. If you click HERE for the post Diane did on the church & class OR on the church name above you will see the link for the historic information. The photo below is of the inside of the church/library. You could feel the divine presence in this room.
Below is a closeup of the pressed tin on the walls of this historic building. They had all been painted white & were stunning.
If you read Diane's post you & the library link you will learn more about the antique German bisque storybook characters that sit atop the library shelves. Below is just one example of MANY of the pieces.
Here is the table set before the class. I loved the woodwork on the stairs leading to the 2nd floor.
Table with class supplies. And you can see a set of book shelves with porcelain piece on top.
Next is a photo of Diane teaching us about different patina's in the library kitchen area.
Below sweet Diane is working with the patina & someones wire. I made the apron Diane is wearing in the Art Exchange that so many of us participated in this past summer. I will have to do another post & show the details another day. We learned SO many techniques in this class. Diane gave us so much information! We worked on basic jewelry design theory, basic wire wrapping, discussions on using vintage pieces to be re-worked into new designs, and we touched on etching. OH HELP DIANE!!!!!!!!! I think that needs to be a WHOLE CLASS! Well worth the time & the money spent on the class. I only wish we had stayed somewhere that we could have continued to work on our piece after class (the library closed at 5:00) As in any class like this, you never complete your piece. You learn technique & go home to finish. I could have seen Carrie & I staying up in our Jammie's, happily working on our necklaces in the B&B dining room.