My very most favorite thing to do recently is making my new design, which I've named Artifact. It takes several days to construct due to the number of steps involved: etching the copper or brass which has been stamped with a design, in an acid bath; cutting the shape with a jeweler's saw, drilling the holes for the rivets, applying a patina and antiquing the metal, riveting the piece together, making the chain links and finally, applying a fixative. ARTIFACT is shown here and I will be teaching all these techniques in Metalworks II on Saturday, April 24, 10-4pm. Again, the class will be at Star's with $60 fee and $25 materials fee. The ladies who took this class which I taught for the first time in October, loved it. Call 703-938-7018 to register.Back by popular request is FROTH AND GLITZ (pictured below). I teach it on Friday, April 30, 10-4pm. It is another fun class and is for all levels. The necklace pictured appeared in the Washington Post. We'll combine funky fibers (I used to own a yarn shop so I have lots of them) and colorful beads to make this great looking necklace. It is amazing to see the variety of creations that come out of this class. Every piece is truly unique. Come join us! Call 703-938-7018 to register.
Because I have requested Saturday classes so that many of you working folks can join me, my next class will not be until April 3, when I'll be teaching Fabulous Fabric Beads (see the picture). This, too, is an all day class (10-4) and a $60 fee plus $25 for materials. It is so much fun making and teaching how to construct these colorful beads. Feel like I'm in grade school art class with glue, paint and scissors making a huge mess. In the class we'll be using batik fabrics as well as silk, paints, glue, rubber stamps and rotary cutters to make an eye catching pendant or earrings (earrings are smaller versions of the pendant but are not pictured). Call 703-938-7018 to register.
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