- Csilla Papp teaches Soutache
- Brooke Bock teaches working with molten metal to make charms
- Amy Davisson teaches mold making
The classes have a been well done but I skipped the actual practice work for a couple reasons. I am not a great fan of soutache. I think it's gorgeous but just don't enjoy the process of making it so I skipped that one. For Brooke's class, I really don't have the right kind of set-up for molten metal and it's a bit toasty in our garage this time of year in Phoenix. Plus, I found purchasing the starting materials was more than I wanted to invest - around $150 for the equipment and tin bars. And while mold-making looks like a really fun process, it just didn't grab me. But that's the great thing about a year's worth of classes: you can pick and choose. There are 11 more classes between now and the end of the year and I'm sure I'll find at least a couple that appeal to me.
On the creative side, I've been hanging out in an aqua neighborhood and made the following necklaces.The first was built around the Our Lady pendant I found on Etsy. The necklace is Ogalla stitch based on a Jill Wiseman pattern.
This is the necklace I made for my niece's wedding.