May 11, 2009

Convenzione Part 2 - the classes

It was tough to choose from the many great classes that were offered. Though I did and these are the two that I chose.
Ruth Rae taught a fabulous wire, coils and such class that I came away with this lovely piece of jewelry.

The many techniques I learned in that class I will use again and again.
Though that Love Knot technique is a real hate it but love it one.

Photo of classmates working on the patina part of the class. Claudette, Terri, Donna, Ruth, Nadine and Julee are just some of the ladies that were in the class. Go check out Ruth Rae's blog as she took photos of the class and posted them right to her blog in literally 5 seconds. She's like photo and zip, there everyone goes as a photo on my blog. Wow, I need to find a way I could post my photos that quickly.

It’s amazing how when working with copper wire or even silver wire, it looks all shiny but once you patina the wire and polish off some of the blackness. The wire shows great depth. A life of its own. Ok so this may just be me. Though the beads you use in your creation take on a whole new look once the wire is patinaed.

Then the class I chose for my second day was Lisa Kettell’s Fairytale follies boat assemblage or something like that. Oh my! So much fun in this class. I did not assemble my boat during class because I needed to pack it and I didn’t want it to get smooshed. Though I now have it assembled but haven’t had time to take pictures of it. I wanted to share a photo from the class showing all the fun we had. Lisa, Gypsy and Lona. While Jennifer, Ann Denise, Joan (mama Kettell) and Kathleen hard at work at the other table.

I will share pictures of my marionette boat later this week.
Happily Creating :)


JillzWhimzy said...

thanks Mz M for the super sweet little package I loved it! hugs,

crystal said...

How cool, looks like a great time!! I love the winged girl necklace sooo much. Are those charms available anywhere??
I found your fun blog during OWOH and am visiting again.
Keep up the great work and have a great weekend sweetie!!