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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!!
I just returend from an amazing adventure with a group of super talented and special gals. Pam and I co- taught a class at Kristin and Bill's glorious, Adventures in Italy in Orvieto, Italy. The photo above was taken by Robin who is shown below the gal on the far left was a tourist who joined in on our photo.
Christy and Bill are seen above. Christy is holding a heart rock Pam had found for her in the gravel at the Vineyard we were visitng.
All of the wonderful gals who attended. Michelle, Robin, Lea, Pam, Ingrid,
Pam and I had such a wonderful time exploring the sights of Italy. I was just blown away at the sight of these monuments and all the history!
My favorite photo of Pam shown above from the vinyard.
Christy and Bill have fined tuned every detail about this trip. The last evening we all shared a fabulous dinner together at one of their favoirte restaurants. Franscesa the baby of the trip is shown above with the owner and his mother.
The photo above is the paper marbleing class we attended. This man had so much knowledge and passion about paper, it was awesome.
We even did a cooking class together which was one of the highlights to all of us.
Pam and I have been on many adventures together but this one will always be super special in both of our hearts. It was a growing experience for each one of us there. Traveling such a far distance to share time creating and exploring was such a gift to each one of us. I feel very grateful to have been a part of it and I will always have a special place in my heart for each one of these women.
Mixing elements like stones and metal and finding the right special to add to a piece is one of the funniest parts of creating. Looking around the house when in a slump always helps me see things that mix.
Flowers are always a great way to find Inspiration the textures and colors that mix together and compliment each other .
Layering elements together as you are picking them out or about to use them to see what makes the other shine.
The tattered vintage paper behind the crisp line of a cup or the drippy look of the clouch next to the sharp lines of the cup.
Soft next to something stiff, Sharp color next to dull
I am so excited to be teaching at Kaari Meng's fabulous French General this November. I will be teaching a charm making class. I have shown some examples of what we will be learning. You can go here to sign up. Everything will be supplied in the class to create your own one of kind charm. Kaari's shop is magical if you have never been there it is totally worth the trip! She has it loaded with notions from her travels to France where she spends a big chunk of her summers at.
I have been busy making some new bracelets that I hope to be uploading to etsy this week. If you are interested in any of them please drop me an email. I have also been working on bracelets and charms to send out to the gals who will be joining Pam and I in Orvieto this fall as a treat with their packages. Pam and I have been gathering vintage treasures for everyone attending to use in creating their journals. We are both so excited about going and have started planning our journey to Italy. This will be my first time to Italy and I can't wait to see Rome and Florence as well as Orvieto.