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Listing new pieces.... Vintage French hand painted portraits, Victorian Mother of pearl horse, goofus glass charms, rubies and vintage French sacred heart medal are just a few items used in creating new pieces. Always love to hunt for unusual treasures to create with.
Wow how fast time flies by........................ its scary!!
My daughters are turning fifteen today! No longer the constant need to be carried around and sweet kisses from my baby girls. Now its the constant demand for rides and help with eyeliner. My sweet little Isabella shown above when she was only two.
The girls were twelve in the photo shown above.
My son will be twenty this year and my mother seventy!! Oh my Lord, I want to stop the second hand and go backwards!! And the crazy thing is that I am getting older too!! No one ever prepares you for this aging thing, I guess if you knew it would be a bit scary.
People always tell you that the best time of your life is when your kids are little. For me it was difficult time and a bit over whelming. I had grown up an only child, with big plans to travel the world! My Mother was one of ten kids and although I was an only child I grew up surrounded by an extended family, lots of cousins and loving Aunts. Unfortunately I had to raise my kids with no family around and a husband who was a workaholic! If I sound like I am complaining I don't mean to sound ungrateful. I was blessed beyond my own imagination at that time. Even though my hubby worked long hours he was a generous and loving. I was lucky I was able to stay at home with the kids and be a full time momma. At the time I felt like I was just surviving. Looking back I wish I could have just enjoyed the time more. I wish they were still two and I could kiss those chubby chubby cheeks. I have been so blessed with these three little monsters. There is nothing in my life that I treasure more than I do each one of them.
I have been working on some Valentines to send to some of my lil heart warmers. I always have big plans on making them every year but time always seems to creep up on me and I never get them done. I'm really excited to send these out this year and the Valentines have been great class samples for some classes I'm teaching that are coming up.
The lemon head man above was a birthday gift for a special someone.
The next class that I will be teaching a two day jewelry design class at Jenny Doh'sstudio crescendoh Feb. 7 and 8th. I'm really looking forward to this weekend we are gonna keep this class small so we can really dig in and I'll be abel to spend extra time with each student!. We will be learning different techniques of connection, layout and construction of one of kind pieces . I always love teaching and attending classes at Jenny's studio. For more details and to register go here studio crescendoh. The pic below is of Jenny and I taken by Pam Garrison after a fun birthday celebration. It was copied from Jenny's instagram feed.
If you have been saving lots of goodies to make some jewelry pieces this would be a great weekend for you. We will be learning how to wire wrap, bead and learning soldering techniques to connect your necklaces. We will also be learning how to create your own one of kind pendant from brass, copper or nickel alloy.
I will have supplies and found treasures for sale for those who have not been collecting for years. Kits will be a yummy collection of things to create with.
What to bring to such a class?? Your imagination we will be looking at different ways of connecting nature with metal and colors with glitter.
I am teaching a jewelry class at my good friend Jenny's studio Crecendoh Feb.7th and 8th. We will be going over design and constructing of necklaces and bracelets. We will be wire wrapping, beading and soldering chain links. We will also be making our own closures and constructing a focal point out of metal and mica. If you have a bunch of stored up treasures this is the perfect place to bring them and start creating with them. I am so excited for it!
I wanted to share some photos from the Charmed class that I taught last Saturday at Kaari Meng's French General last Saturday. Kaari's shop is always such a treat to experience she has such an amazing eye and collects the most wonderful treasures from her frequent trips to France.
It was such a wonderful group of gals!! I was surprised by some of my favorite people coming to spend the day!! Thanks to all of you who came it was an awsome day!!
So bummed this came out blurry Julie did such a great job with her silouette!
This is just one of the batches that came out of the tumbler that day! Thanks again to my wonderful friend Julie for all of her help!! It was so much fun seeing everyone's finished products. My next class will be at Jenny Doh's Studio Crescendoh in Feb.
Getting class samples together for my class at the French General this Saturday. I will also being teaching a jewelry workshop at Jenny Doh's in Feb. I should have that up and listed for sign ups next week. The charm bracelet shown above was made with the charms my family made me for Xmas last year. The faith tree was made by my dad, the airplane by my hubby, the heart by Bailey my son, the bear head by Isabellla my daughter and the arrow by my mom and the French tag by Sophi my daughter, the thumbo (thumbs up) by my sons good friend! I love it!!