Friday 25 November 2011

playing with paper..

Not that exciting really, I play with paper rather a lot! BUT....this time I've been turning the paper into beads. Really really like the way they turned out, and I'm thinking the discs and rolls will end up stuck on a canvas sometime soon! Not just jewellery components, these have a fab look and will add some cool detail to larger art pieces. This is what I made.......

Sunday 20 November 2011

UTEE Workshop!

More prep for next years classes!
We will be creating a fab UTEE canvas on 28th January at Windmill Craft Centre .
My very favourite thing, a canvas. Something that's difficult to do in a workshop setting, only two hours doesn't give much time for things to dry! So its fingers crossed that the stamped tissue technique will be something I don't live to regret attempting! We'll also be getting out the Melting Pot to create embellishments for the canvas. So two things to stress over!
Here is the sample....

The drippy, runny embellishment is another of my new favourite things, a happy accident that gets re-used over and over!
Trish x

Friday 18 November 2011

New jewellery workshop sample!

Now that the first few workshops for next year have been firmed up (have a look HERE to see all the workshop dates so far), I'm beginning to make up the class samples.
The first jewellery class will be on January 28th, and we'll be wireworking again.
 I'll be showing the students how to create a wire frame, then we will be wrapping crystals and beads onto the frame to create a fabulous pendant. Here's the sample:

The second pic shows the beaded wire wrapping in more detail!
This one is nice and chunky, and will be finished to whatever length the creator fancies! We'll be using aubergine suede thong for this. As ever, places are limited, so contact WINDMILL CRAFT CENTRE if you fancy having a go!
Trish x

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Last jewellery workshop of the year....

Was last Saturday, over at Windmill Craft Centre . After the mental exertions of the last three wirework classes, I decided to teach a nice, calm, relaxing stringing class for a change! We made fabulous bracelets, using buttons for the clasps. Everyone chose a unique lampworked button as their first clasp. Each was different, so everyone ended up with stunning jewellery all to their own colour scheme. The buttons were created by the most wonderful Julie Fountain of Lush Lampwork Julie makes some of the most gorgeous beads you ever saw, and her buttons are just as lovely! Here is my class sample:  
We then made a long bracelet designed to be wrapped around the wrist a few times. My favourite kind of bracelet! Again, everyone chose their own colour scheme and their own button. This time, the buttons were a choice of vintage shanked buttons I'd picked up on Ebay. My class sample:
A great time was had by all!
Now looking forward to my 2012 classes, I'll be posting a peek of the next class soon!
Trish x