Art and Soul Day 3

This day it rained.  What a surprise.  A native did tell me that they say it rains every day in October.

So this day I took Robert Dancik’s bead like no other and then Jan Harris’s Beachcomber bracelet.

A Bead like no other – now who could NOT sign up for a class like that once they heard the title?  At least any beader/jewelery out there!  Very interesting class.  I definitely learned a lot and will try to make more of these plexiglass beads.  The down side is the saw of course, lol.  But then again that might be the up side!   After one saws a few dozen circles then sawing becomes old hat?

Robert’s work – the second photo can be opened up into a BIG shot.  It has one bead with set in items, one with a scratched and painted surface, one bead in the process of being filled with an expansion item, one bead made out of reflectors and the tape trick Robert has for holding the beads while sanding!

plexiglass lentilsclose up of lentils

Great class and fun teacher.  And as a bonus Tonia Davenport was a student in the class.  She has additional information on plexiglass (she has a great book out on it).  Two teachers in one!

The Beach Bracelet – I can’t remember the class title at the moment.  The class was fantastic.  If you ever get a chance to take a class from Jan – do.  She really tries to get you finished in class.  Since this was an evening class that meant 3 hours to do this – well she had kitted EVERYTHING for us.  How nice is that?

Jan also demo’d (and let anyone who wanted to do it) the copper charms and how to drill a shell.

Etching and coloring copper in 3 easy steps (ok a bit more but still!!!)

etched copper for charmscoloring coppersanding to see etching

And a couple photos of the classroom and my work area – the only time I did that all week!

A busy class!

my bracelet in work

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