Over the last few months I have been experimenting with some new materials, trying out new ideas, taking some online classes.
I am not doing any Fall shows like I normally do. Instead I thought I would have an open house in December with lots of new items.
Here are some sneak peeks from classes I have taken and some new products I have tried out.
This heart charm was from an online class I took at Beaducation, in PMC.
I had worked with PMC (Precious Metal Clay) before but hadn't really pushed myself to make anything like this. It is 2 hearts joined with copper spacers and brass hex nuts, then riveted.
The class gave me a lot of confidence with the PMC and some great ideas for new pieces.
I put the piece in Liver of Sulphur to age it, and then was sorry I did since before that the metals were bright and there was a lot more contrast.
I am still happy with it!
I have also been playing around with some enameling.
Those are some of the first beads I made. I am using Barbara Lewis' kit and book, "Painting with Fire" and it has been very helpful.
Yesterday I got into a bit of an earring making spell.
Here are two pairs....I cant show you everything....need to save some for the open house!
I love the enamel earrings, below. They remind me of the ocean.
I'll pop back in soon to show you some more experiments and some new things!
Have a great week!