Saturday, March 3, 2012

Finishing Up

Today was the last day of the workshop. We learned to solder a bezel, solder a back plate to the bezel, and solder the bezel onto one of the locket doors, use micro bolts, and many other things.

I got my cuff finished enough for photos, but there's still some file work and some work on the bezel that I need to do. 

locket-cuff closed

I used one of my favorite photos of my son in the locket. Stefan put Pawlie Newman under his shirt and Pawlie stuck his head out the neck opening.  They did this frequently and if Stefan had his head tilted one way, Pawlie had his head tilted the same way.  

locket-cuff open

The band has some texture on the edges and I randomly stamped some designs and some larger dimples on it.

I enjoyed  this workshop very much. Learning how to do the hinges opens up a lot of new design possibilities. 

Richard Salley and Martina Stein are tentatively planning more classes at Spring Beads.   Contact Spring Beads and get on their notification list for more information. 

Tomorrow I'll head back home.  I plan on taking a pit stop in downtown Huntsville.  There are some  great antique stores there. 


Jenni said...

Your finished piece is stunning... you must be so pleased...and all those new techniques.. Heaven! Thank you for taking us through the steps.

Alice said...

A fabulous piece! I love that there is a photo hidden under that beautiful focal piece. Everything looks so professional!

I'd love to learn all these techniques, but no one of this caliber ever comes to Kansas, and right now I don't have the money to travel.

Julie said...

I LOVE it Leslie. it's beautiful!~ It's a piece to treasure forever. Great job!

Therese's Treasures said...

I love how your cuff turned out and the picture of your son and cat is just too cute.

Shelby Foxwell said...

Gorgeous cuff!

Sue Lacy said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful work.

My Life Under the Bus said...

That is gorgeous Leslie!!! love the story behind the photo too! Beautiful work.