If you have the chance come on over to BeadFest in Texas or Philadelphia and join me in one of these classes! I would love to meet you and share some fun metal moving time... click here to view all the fun classes...BeadFest Texas or BeadFest Philadelphia.
I am teaching my popular cold hinge class called Objects and Elements: Lockets. I have added some new spins to it! Here is a heart pendant and below the round one. We will be spending time learning to shape and dome the metal so it adds more interest. We will use chasing tools to really create a nice shape.
This is my favorite thing to do with metal, texture and shaping....
I noticed that many of the stones on my workbench had large center holes so I spent several days working on a series of attachments that used these holes to an advantage.
Creating Tube Rivets is a great class for found objects or glass. The photo below is of a piece of Roman Era Glass using the developed techniques.
You can even drill your own large hole as I did in this slice of petrified wood.
Everyone seems to love A Secret Message in jewlery and this piece was inspired by a painting I saw with a message to the maker's lover.
the message slides down only if you allow the viewer to see it...Andy Cooperman calls it "point of priviledge" when you allow someone to see the special parts of the peice not viewed by the passerby.
Creating a Void is one of my new favorite attachments. I love negative space and this easy project works great with almost any stone or object you want to use!
If you are in the area please join me! Leave a comment and I will draw several names and send you a Holiday treat from The Overflowing Stash...we are moving and have lots of odds and ends to move out. Also, we are planning some 50% off flash sales so if you aren't signed up for our newsletter now is the time! Happy Holidays......Linda