I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our Exhibition and to everyone who has left comments on my blog re the Exhibition. With my workshop last week I haven't had time to thank everyone individually. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces, and Patsy and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. This one finishes on Thursday but we are already making plans for another one next year.
Now to the Keith Lo Bue workshop. What a talented man is Mr Lo Bue, he's a brilliant teacher giving so much to his students a big THANK YOU goes out to Keith, I finally learnt what so many of the attachments are for that came with my Dremel. I also learnt how to stop my wire from rusting, how to make my own flat and tubular rivets, how to think outside the square, when it comes to creating jewellery. This list goes on.
Jen and I had many ahhhhhh, revelation moments, when Keith revealed the secrets of transferring text and polishing wire, some very simple procedures that had eluded us until last week.
Here are some of the photos from class.
The great Jen Crossley in action being watched by Alison
The days class begins
The three musketeers, Jen, Chris and me. Chris bought the beautiful ring she's wearing from Keith, she was over the moon.
The fabulous class, such lovely people.
Me with the guru himself.
Finally the piece that I'm working on, it came together on the last day and I still have to work out how I'm going to attach it as the back section is a steel plate. I want to make some chain to add to the base. I still have more things to attach to it. I think this will end up on the wall and not around my neck or I could end up shrinking in height and have a permanent stoop.
I need to thank Julia too for awarding me the 'I love your blog' award. Thanks so much Julia, I'm sorry it's taken me a couple of weeks to mention it. I'm hoping I can return to more regular blogging now the rush is over, for this week anyway.