Thursday, March 18, 2010

Adorn Me! 2010--Evening Day 2 & 3

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"
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
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...

9 comments:

Menagerie Studio said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Now, I wish I would have gone.

Leslie Todd said...

It was a blast! I learned so much. And there's always Adorn Me 2011.

diane said...

Leslie~
I love your knot bead pendant! Beautiful wire work!!
diane
xoxo

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks Diane! Can't wait to take one of your classes next year!

The Beading Gem said...

Gee, the classes sounded like a a lot of fun! BTW thanks for the comment on my blog.

Cindy said...

Wow...you are one lucky lady to attend Adorn Me! I've heard so much about it...the only problem is it's in TX and I'm in VA! :-)
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Leslie Todd said...

Yes, I lucked out there. Both my roomies flew in though. I'm glad I didn't have to fly.

ziggy stardust said...

I wanted to take this class but was unable to! Your necklace is lovely!!! Do you know if she teaches it online?

Leslie Todd said...

Ziggy, I don't know if she has an online class. She's a very good teacher and she had a good handout.