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Monday, August 13, 2012
Diana Frey’s Queens Ransom Class
While out in California for Vacation (previous post begins the story) I was blessed to join some gal pals for Diana’s “Queen’s Ransom Class” which just knocked my socks off!
You're looking at the class samples in these photos.
Stunning aren’t they?
Diana ROCKS as a teacher & is an amazing friend. I was so blessed to spend the class time learning & to have one on one “FRIEND" TIME”. I was with her when she chose her new puppy Olive Rose & it was so much fun watching her excitement. Almost like a a “New Mom” when she talks about her newborn baby… So sweet!
Here is the focal points of my finished piece. I am so proud. I LOVE how it turned out. It did turn out like I had hoped. Often in a class the piece talks to you or takes a different path (design/color/components) than you had originally thought. But, this piece was JUST WHAT I WANTED! I love that Diana taught us to make the cross. We cut it out of metal & then embellished it. I used a typewriter key with my initial for fun. We used a torch to solder all those elements onto the necklace. WHAT A GREAT CLASS!
I used some chain that sweet Cindy had & wanted to share but, while out in California, Vickie & I went to the Pasadena Bead Show & I bought some beautiful chain that I want to switch out for. Cindy’s piece is stunning & I wish I had some photos but, we didn’t get that done while there. She used PINK in hers & it is so pretty.
Here’s Sandy's. It turned out so pretty! She used a number of really pretty vintage elements in her design.
WOW! Vickie’s placemat was really orange with that flash… sorry but, this shows some of the detail. And Sandy is an orange girl…. (see her headband in the previous post).
Now, if you can’t get away to take one of these amazing classes in Diana’s studio then you’re in luck because she just announced her first Online Class. Click HERE to visit the link for more information.
Stunning Pieces will be taught! Hurry over to see her & tell her Charlene sent you.
Off to work with the contractors… After we returned home from our RELAXING FUN BEAUTIFUL COOL Vacation… We jumped into a MAJOR Master Bathroom & Master Closet REDO! It’s been a week of MESS & UPSET! I’m tired of living with my entire closet strewn all over the guest room & living room sofa/love seat. And the bottles of lotions, potions & other bathroom goodies strewn on the dinning room table… Oh how I wish I was back in California looking at this…..
Just me…………. California Dream’n on another HOT TEXAS DAY!