|B getting his Webelos markings :)|
|my 1st attempts at etching...projects to come!|
|Results from Sunday's Pipe Dreams workshop|
Fast forward to 2011, Jeanette and Cindy at Artbliss announce Stephanie Lee and Metal Magic as their Spring Act!! Hello, my name is written all over it, but alas, the 4-day workshop just wasn't in my budget or schedule. Thursday and Friday was the Handbook of Elements class which looked scrumptious, but I knew that wasn't in my cards. Saturday and Sunday might be more doable with Pipe Dreams - a class Stephanie had never taught before. Hmm, still a bit steep for a working girl! Yay, Artbliss announces that there will be 2 weekend classes! Junk Drawer Metalsmithing (similar to what was offered during Homesteading) and Pipe Dreams for 1 day on Sunday! Hallelujah, a solution! So, with my schedule already filled with my boy's Blue and Gold CubScouts Banquet on Saturday, I signed up for Pipe Dreams! It was great! I absolutely loved it! Stephanie was a totally gracious teacher who made you feel like you had known each other forever! Not only did I succeed in creating 3 cool soldered/embellished pieces, when I got home, I tried some of the Homesteading techniques that I had previously bombed at and was pleasantly surprised how much more I actually took home with me!
|funky soldered-tip headpins, a length of chain, and my 1st soldered bezel|
|the beginnings of a necklace!|