Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another Jewelry Class

Yesterday I had such fun in Tracey Stanley's Stamped and Riveted Charms class at Fusion Beads in Seattle!  She showed us lots of techniques and I learned to add texture to metals and attach metal pieces together with rivets and a riveting hammer.  When class was over, I had one finished and another almost finished, but today I was able to complete a few more:-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quail Family

This project has been waiting for me since last year, when it was packed up to take the class with June Jaeger in Sisters, OR.  Not only is it out of the bag, but the center panel is complete and waiting for borders!

The quilt pattern is called "Quail Family", by June Jaeger and published by Log Cabin Quilt Works.  I noticed it is still available from the Stitchin' Post, which is where I bought my copy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Always the Student - Jewelry

You know I can't resist playing in different medias.  A couple weeks ago I took a basic fusing class with Allison Thompson to learn how to take fine silver wire and fuse it into rings, which we learned to shape into rings, squares, etc., and I made this bracelet.

Today was my second fusing class, this time making fused rings with Janice Berkebile, and what fun we had!  I made these 5, making one of each style, but I heard another student managed to make 7!  You probably can't see it in the photo, but the finger with three rings has an octagonal ring closest to the tip of my finger.

In case you're in the Seattle area, the classes were at Fusion Beads in Seattle, WA.