Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Art is You Weekend

 This was my first time attending a Art Retreat and boy-oh-boy I sure don't want to make it my last.
It was AMAZING!!! 

And to be around all that inspiration...
The first night I took Diana Frey's Twisted Sistah Cuff class.  LOVED IT!
I have taken classes with Diana before and let me tell you it's always a TREAT. 
Still working on my cuff I will have to show it later.

Then the next two days I took Richard Salley's classes.  Here I am with Richard and his lovely assistant Jessica Papke who is also an amazing artist you have to check out her site.  They are also teamed up for some great classes coming up at 

Saturday was the Rock & Riveted Cuff and here is what I made.  I was actually able to complete my cuff in class.  Yaaaa! 

Sunday was Lasting Impressions-Pendants and Earrings.  We made etched stamps to stamp images onto the solder.  I made these after I came home(been busy).  I added some lettuce colored alcohol ink to the solder I really like the effect.  Then wired up a cool chain with steel wire and some chips.  
It reminds me of a bike chain.

I also made these earrings from the same technique I was taught.  Can you see a GREEN THING going on here?   

Well thanks for visiting and have a wonderful relaxing week.


  1. Omygosh what a wonderful adventure!! I'm taking Richards class on Sat and I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    excited...heeheee..It's my first retreat as well and I'm so thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time!! Plus the projects you created...wowza!!

  2. I'll be watching your site to see what you made. The class your taking looks really cool and your going to love Richard, I think Jessica is going to be there also and she is a doll. We got the coolest name tags too, I should have posted a picture. Your going to have so much fun...

    Have a great time,

  3. Sounds like a great time and fun classes! Lovin' the bracelet!

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  5. such amazing pieces! I actually have no idea how they're made!