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Challenging One – Done

I recently held an anticlastic cuffs class and I thought you would enjoy seeing Kathy Oxford’s bracelet. Kathy is undaunted by challenges – soldering wire to the topper, and then soldering the topper to the cuff without affecting the wire. That’s a double challenge. Jewelry making teaches us so many life lessons and walking tall […]

Dipping Into A World Of Color

Liquid Enamel Class Held December 14-15, 2013 Sometimes silver just isn’t enough. Enter the varied and intriguing ways color can be introduced into jewelry designs. In the midst of holiday shopping, baking, decorating and all things celebratory, students showed up to learn about the mysteries of using liquid enamel. I say “mysteries” because it has […]

Dancing On The Head Of A Pin

I don’t like to fuss a lot. And believe me, if this class followed traditional granulation methods I would be sitting in a cell at County Mental Health. Last weekend’s class titled “No Fuss Granulation” allowed us all to end the weekend with sanity intact. Not to say there weren’t challenges, the primary one being […]

Acrylic, Metal and Biker Chicks: New Twist on the Basic Cuff

Actually there were no biker chicks (that I know of) in last weekend’s class on “Acrylic Cuffs”. Many of the spikes you see in the photos below are unfinished bolts – still a little work to do on some of them, but an easy final step. What a joy it is to change up the […]

Wide Bangles With Spinners Class

This exquisite bangle by student, Tanya Boutros, was made recently in the Wide Bangles With Spinners class. Here is her description: I made this bangle in Connie’s Wide Bangles with Spinners class. The bangle is sterling silver, and the spinners are sterling silver and brass. The entire piece was given a LOS bath. I did […]

Bangles Class

I just taught a Bangles Class yesterday and I thought you might be interested in seeing what a couple of the students made. In the above photo, you can see Marianne Behrens’ bangles some of which she made following last weekend’s class. Just beautiful! You can click on the image to see a larger version. […]

News 10-11-10

I thought you might like to see some gorgeous cuffs made by Natalie Reed and Jayne Furman during/after my class on corrugated cuffs using Deb’s Mega Micro Brake (a corrugator). The first set is by Natalie Reed and the second by Jayne Furman. One of the things I like about these cuffs is that they […]