Monday, June 15, 2009

A weekend of learning

My Friend Rachel from Two Dog Pond (check out her blog) and I signed up for a Enameling class this last weekend so I could incorporate it with my PMC
All of the pieces at class was done on copper

This is the first piece we did to learn how to use the torch and the different textures we can create.

second piece that looks ok but the picture does not show the colors real well.

After the first day of class I stayed over at Rachel's wonderful country retreat home and we played that evening....
Rachel does wonderful pieces of Jewelry and I have always wanted to learn how to do glass in a kiln
These are the pieces I did, now I have to incorporate them in my PMC....
After placing our pieces in the kiln I got to sit on there deck and look out to the peaceful pond and watch the blue bird on the blue bird house
How cool is that!

Next day at class
We were able to fly on our own and this is what I did
This piece I learned how to wet pack the enamel (the sun)
it is hard to see the color changes in the photo
it is a brown background, fire red in lower rt corner, at an angle to the center and then the white splatter look.

The fun part is I am going back to the Two Dog Pond (check out her Web site) to teach a 2 day PMC class in 3 days
Yeah!!!!
Check Out Rachel's Etsy site also.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

PRETTY STONE

Not a good picture of the stone... it is so pretty with soft flesh pinks greens and off white colors.
I used a wallpaper sample for the background pattern that I thought looked interesting and organic with little leafs from my yard for the prongs that hold the stone.
I am trying to find some beads to accent the stone, no luck yet ho hum.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A little crazy triangle

I have been working on some new items for the Cattlemen's Ball this weekend
Here is one that I just played around with, it is a new process.
Using wood clay and wrapping the PMC around or rolling it in a spiral I then sliced into thin pieces and began to assemble them into a pattern. well this is what I came up with....
I will post more of the ones I did later.