Monday, November 18, 2013

The Learning Curve

I've been blessed to have worked and studied with many talented jewelry artist/teachers during the past two years.  I know that my art could not have evolved without their direction and expertise.

Most recently, I've taken an online class, Molten Lava, offered by the sweet and talented Terri Brush.
Finding time to play with the some of the techniques I learned, I thought I'd share some pictures with you.  The technique involves stamping hot solder...

I have to say, making these figures and charms is addicting!  I can't wait to incorporate them into some new creations!

Speaking of new creations, I've recently finished two bracelets...both quite different in style.  They'll be traveling up to Phoenix for my final show of this year.

I'm hoping to begin some Western Badge bracelets this week,

But there's more cookin'....

My brother and SIL will be arriving on Thursday and will be staying through the weekend.  I know I'll have much to share next Monday, as we've got lots planned!

fond memories of Rich and Pat on their wedding day
Have a beautiful week, dear friends....I get to celebrate my birthday on Sunday as I turn the same number as the most famous "Route" in America!  Turkey time is just around the corner for those celebrating, and we'll be heading into the last month of 2013 before we know it!

Thank you for visiting ~ you fill my heart!


~*~Patty S said...

Enjoy ♥ Enjoy this festive month dear Karen.
Your lovely stamped solder pieces remind me of precious metal clay...
Thank you for sharing your creative is always a delight to see what you've made!
Happy Birthday month to you...

Charlene said...

I LOVE YOUR CHARMS! I was blessed to go to Terri Brush Fall Art Camp in October (I am so far behind in posting but, I'm just about ready to do a post on that). She is sooooooooooo very talented & the girls there were so much fun!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have fun & celebrate all month. And yes, Turkey Day is really heading at us at full force isn't it? And then with it so late... Christmas will be here before we know it! Hope you'll stop by to visit.