While it was a long day, yesterday end with a four-hour creativity party. Four people took my Steampunk Pendant class at Eclectics Gallery - it's always such fun to watch other people come up with something completely their own using the same kits. (Steampunk pendant kits include a 1.25 x 1.5 inch copper rectangle, old jewelry chains, rivets, eyelets, screws, washers and old watch parts.)
Joann also knew her way around jewelry making, but was new to using rivets and copper.
Our biggest glitch was using a 2-part epoxy to attach the tiniest watch gears. We had a 15 minute epoxy that really needed 2 hours to set up properly, so that caused us some grief, but everyone was very flexible and we learned as we went.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Visiting my sister Kristin in northern Iowa this past weekend, we woke up to 4 inches of soft, wet snow.