What a fun class this was & let me tell you that Diane Cook is an amazing teacher! I know she is submitting class ideas for ADORN ME in Houston next year so be sure you keep up to see where & what she is teaching. It's a TREAT for sure! See that precious little bit of lace & goody in the background? She made us little bags for our bracelets. They are DARLING remembrances of this class & a great idea to protect our pieces.
This is the side view of my bracelet. I love the etching work. And the beautiful brass filigree backed by the vintage tulle. I bought a bracelet blank & the tulle was used to tie the little sack. I saw that & thought.... BRACELET backing! And I love the way it softens this piece. The good news.... I have enough stuff to make another one & this might just be the point that I start that Etsy shop I have been wanting to do.
Here is Diane teaching. Out class was small & very intimate since there was only the four students & Diane. Pat is on the left & she is from Fredericksburg (which anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Fredericksburg). And next is Agnes (whom I met in a previous class) who lives near the area of the class & then there is Gwen who also lives near Fayetteville, TX. ALL SUCH SWEET GALS that I feel so blessed to have met & hope to keep in contact with each.
Here's Diane's Manni who is one of the best dressed girls in town (well as far as jewelry goes)! Click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see some of the wonderful creations she had for sale.
This is some of my brass pieces (SUPPLIES) purchased from Diane for future goodies as well as some of the brass pieces I had stamped & ready for etching. Also, you can see my bracelet before it had the patina applied.
And here are a few of Agnes's pieces ready to be etched. I LOVED her Pomegranate stamp. I have to find that!
Again you can see Diane teaching & if you notice the art work in the background... it is because our class was held at the Art Guild of Rural Texas in Fayetteville, Texas. I was a wonderful venue for the class.
Here is a shot of the cute little containers of screws & things we used to rivet the brass to our pieces. I had never learned that technique before & it was a lot of fun. NEW THINGS TO PURCHASE... cute little holders & test tubes of screws, cute little stands for jewelry tools... it never ends the purchasing of supplies!!! Have you noticed that yourself? A girls wish list sure changes when she gets into jewelry design. Hmmmm who would have thought Needed... Flex Shaft Drill Set, screws, metal files.... HONEY WATCH OUT!!! We might be in a tool war.
THANK YOU DIANE! GREAT CLASS. Next post... other things we did, where we stayed, & things I bought. Sorry my signature is gone but, I got over zealous in my delete button (deleting spaces between photos) & deleted it right off. But, as always, HUGS! Charlene