Many times I have worked on projects in the all consuming way I seem to prefer, but I have never had the opportunity to leave all my obligations behind and totally focus for a whole weekend. It was amazing to have someone taking care of anything I might possibly want, and someone else taking care of the home front… That alone would have been a great treat.
Learning new art techniques, and having time to practice old ones, was simply amazing. The food fantastic and the company terrific.
It was an extra bonus that the weather was perfect and we had a wonderful panoramic view of the beach from the classroom.
I must admit that it didn’t matter that the weather was fabulous and the view outstanding, because I didn’t go outside or rarely looked up I was having such a great time doing what I love to do!
We did a lot of other projects, besides just the one’s I am showing. If you want to check out Terri’s website you can see the variety of classes that she offers. It is such a great experience, I hope to see you there sometime!
This charm with the “B” was fun, I love deciding what to put inside, but the soldering is so cool! I have tried soldering before, and with pretty bad results. I feel encouraged that I can now practice and become somewhat adept at the process. This was really, really fun to put together, I could have spent a week just adding more details. The numbers on the windows are for the years that Dave and I were born…
The back of the house.
This was so incredible to make, we actually took sterling silver wire and made the links, then soldered them. We learned to use a torch and the center of our bracelets was 2 pieces that we attached with solder or fused together… Then we could stamp whatever we wanted in the center or wherever on the piece. There are so many more options when you can manipulate the metal this way, it is a little overwhelming at the possibilities, naturally I want to try all of them.
Oh yes, I did go outside for this picture… I was forced! But now at least I have a picture of my new 20 best friends!