One of the lessons I learned at Adorn Me! this year was that it's probably not a good idea to take an evening class on a day when I have a day class. The first day with the sawing class wasn't so bad. I think I was wired with excitement and that it carried me through the very long day.
Wednesday and Thursday I was very tired during my evening classes. I could tell my brain wasn't working as well as it should be. I still had a great time though.
fun funky ring
Wednesday evening was Jane Salley's Fun Funky Rings class. I only got the one ring done. I got to use the dapping blocks and the disc cutters, which I loved. I had never used disc cutters. I did get parts of other rings done. Jane is a lot of fun and the class was kind of like having "playtime." We used several methods of cold connections: rivets, mini nuts and bolts, etc.
knot bead pendant
Thursday evening was Melanie Schow's Knot Bead Pendant class. This was a great class and I enjoyed it very much. Melanie made the complex bead seem easy and she had a great handout with photos. Check out her amazing coiled jewelry here.
I was going to antique this bead when I got home, but now I've decided to leave this one as is and make a second to antique, and a third out of copper...