2013 was a great year for learning and for some firsts too. Lots of new things to learn! I made my first website (as you can see here!) and began blogging. I really enjoy writing my blog but sadly, I didn't make enough time for it as I would like over the year. I hope to keep it more up to date in the coming year.
As far as classes went, I was excited to participate in a sculptural Lampwork class in which I learned to make all sorts of fun little critters out of glass. I learned to make frogs, teddy bears, dragons and goddesses…this picture is some of the first ones I made. I loved it!! The goddess beads were my favourite by far but I would like to try my hand at some other shapes too!
At the torch!!
I am excited now to be looking forward to some new classes in the spring. In jewllery, I will be taking a Chasing and Repousse class. This is a wonderful technique for working forms and shapes onto a flat sheet of metal. The designs are raised and formed from the back of the piece to give depth and dimension. I bought a book new book about it and I can't wait to start. The second class will be in lampwork and that will focus on the use of silver glass. I hope to have more blog posts soon! In the mean time, stay sharp and keep your hammer swinging. Cheers!