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!