Oh my goodness ... I'm going to get to meet a lot of you in person ... because I know a lot of you go to Bead Fest in August ... I've seen the photos as proof! Even if you're not in my awesome workshop, "Forging the Way ... to a new direction in torch-fired enamel jewelry," I hope to see you on the bead floor! If you decide to take the workshop, not only will you learn the Painting with Fire Technique, but we'll forge beads into flattened and square shapes during the enameling process. We'll use those beads, plus some others we'll enamel earlier in the day, to make a bangle bracelet. Learn to make an S-clasp and also some really neat links, courtesy of some heat.
|Forging the Way ... to a new direction in torch-fired enamel|
|Forging the Way (detail)|
I hope some of you can break away from your busy schedule for some fun and learning at Bead Fest Philadelphia on August 20, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a flame-inspired creative jewelry project~
I was hoping to teach at Bead and Button this year and, in fact, made the first cut ... but not the second. So, we'll have to try again next year for you Mid-Westerners!