Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two More Classes for the Year

I have two more classes scheduled for the year!

The first one is a re-take of Barbara Lewis' Painting With Fire torch enameling class.  I've taken this class before, but true to form, I rushed a bit too much, trying to make ALL the beads she offered (and boy does she give us a LOT of beads to play with!).  This time, I plan to take my time and really pay attention to how the torch works with the enamel, and focus on getting good coats of enamel on each bead.

The class is this Saturday (yay!) in Annapolis, MD, and I'll get to meet some bloggers I've "met" online.  Doesn't get much better than that.

Beads by Barbara Lewis, available at her Etsy shop

My next class will be my first online course, this one with Stephanie Lee of "Semiprecious Salvage" fame.  My friend Cindy Wimmer took the last Homesteader's Metalsmithing course and thought I might like it, so I signed up for the second round.  It's an entirely new style of metalsmithing than I've taken previously, so I'm eager to see how I'll use what I learn.

And that will about do it for my learning for the year.  I'll be doing a nice long wrap-up of the year at the end of December to see how I've fared -- did I actually accomplish what I set out to do?  Did I learn anything new?  Did I learn something I didn't expect to learn?

Stay tuned for class photos!

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and also writes the blog Pretty Things.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. Looking forward to meeting you Saturday! And I took the first Homesteader class, too! It was a lot of fun and very informative!

  2. Lori, I'm taking the same metal smithing online class that you are. I'm so excited for it to start that I can hardly wait!!! Maybe we can conference together when we need to.

  3. Have fun in Barbara's class. I would love to be there. I will however 'meet' you Homesteaders. It's a different style of metal smithing for me too and I'm looking forward to it.

  4. It's a bit far for me to go to a class but I bought Barbara's tutorial last week. I think I've got all the supplies I need now and I'm hoping to find time next week to try it out. Have a lovely time at the classes!

  5. I am taking the e-class on metal working and glad to meet two others that will also be taking it. I am also taking a 12 week local class right now on Non- traditional Materials for Jewelers that has been extremely interesting.

  6. Lori, I am looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. i think we will have a lot of fun. Andra

  7. Love those enamel beads. Thank you for sharing about the classes. I would really like to take some myself. It is always good to hear about good teachers in advance. I am sure when you sum up your year you will feel wonderful about your accomplishments. They are inspiring to so many of us and your heartfelt sharing makes us feel proud of you too.

  8. I sooo want to take a class with Barbara Lewis! Have fun!


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