Monday, 5 April 2010

Class jewellery

I've finally finished the bracelet I made in Susan Lenart Kazmer's workshop, it was four days of pure bliss, we covered riveting, resins and mould making, enameling and lots of cold connections.


This is the bracelet. I made and soldered the chain and used some of my fabric beads. I made all of the charms except the two long pointy ones, I bought these from Susan's fabulous shop, Objects and Elements. I made the blue key from resin. The bells are hand shaped copper, then enameled.


This was a brass element that I added coloured ice resin too. When this was set I poured some resin into a glass watch face added some very old glitter, then carefully dropped in the brass element.


This is another journal I've added to my Etsy store



The hand painted canvas cover is lined with fabric.



One of the hand painted pages with hand made paper attached.



A hand painted page





Can you tell I like elephants?






















This is the inside cover lined with fabric.


Finally I love the faded shades of this lovely yellow rose it almost turns pink.

30 comments:

Chris said...

Susan Lenart Kazmer! 4 days! Wow~~I'm so happy for you and wish I'd been there too!
Great piece. Love the resin and brass piece too~

JP said...

the journal is just so gorgous

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm a little dizzy by all these wonderful photos. What an exciting class, loaded with so much in new information. I'm going to come back and slowly work my way through these images...lovley!

Heather said...

What an amazing bracelet - I love the brass element, it's exquisite. Another great journal with pages full of happiness and that rose is gorgeous.

Jen Crossley said...

Your jewerly looks so beautiful Ro the class was amazing so was your company

Lucy said...

Ro,
Your jewellery piece looks FAB!! Also love your journals, so colourful!!
Pleased you enjoyed the retreat!!
Hugs Lucy

lisa_crofts said...

Ro your bracelet looks fantastic...I wish I had done the enamelling day it looks fantastic...your journal look amazing so much attention to detail....just lovely

Diana said...

I can tell you really had fun with Susan and I can certainly understand why. She is so much fun in class and such a talented lady. Your bracelet is a great representation of what you learned in class....love it! And your journal is awesome!
Ta TA
Diana

Studio Sylvia said...

Terrific result from your workshop with Susan, Ro. Lovely pages in your journal. The resin and element was a wonderful result too.Lovely rose, one of my favourite flowers.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a much appreciated comment.

Robin Olsen said...

Love the rich colors you used in your bracelet with all the hard bits. And that tiny bit of glitter in the brass piece really makes it magic. Gorgeous journal, as always.

femminismo said...

I adore those elephants! And all the colors are great. Eye-popping, crazy wonderful!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...really stunning images here. Just love all the jewellery WOW...enamalled bells!!! they look gorgeous.

Sarah Knight said...

those are all very beautiful!

ArtPropelled said...

What an exciting class! Your bracelet is divine, Ro. Love the brass and ice resin charm you made too.

Deborah said...

I wish I'd been there, too! I can imagine how wonderful 4 days learning from Susan Lenart Kazmer would be. I love the bracelet and brass element!

A rambling rose said...

An exciting workshop Ro - beautiful jewellery and love the books - am busy setting up a new studio so it was inspiring to see your creativity - thank you

Queen Of Toys said...

Ro what amazing art you have created love how you have put it all together to represent SLK class. Looooovvve the journal too so bright and cheerful.

Jo Wholohan said...

this is just beautiful ro, love every bit of this bracelet, such a treasure, thanks so much for sharing with us xx

azirca said...

Your journals are always full of vibrancy and texture, just lovely.

Svetlana said...

Such a beautiful bracelet and journal, Ro. I’m so grateful for being able to do at least one of your classes at the CSR. I wish I lived a bit closer to Melbourne to have the opportunity to learn more from you. That could be an excuse for another trip in the future

Jacky said...

I cant wait to see your braclet in the flesh Ro...looks like your class was well worth the wait.
Beautiful journal, I am loving all of the fabric elements (and the elephants of course).

Jacky xox

Chris said...

Oh, come ON, this journal is so great. I can almost feel the textures. Don't you love when the colors come together and sing like this? I'm going crazy with color right now. I enjoy your bracelet work. The one I wore a couple of days ago and everyone just has to touch it all the time.

Have a lovely weekend!

Magda said...

Great bracelet! I've experimented a bit with resin, now I have new ideas:) Thx and greetings:)

jackie said...

Sounds a fascinating workshop, with interesting results.

Dot said...

Oh Ro - the necklace you made in Susan Lenart Kazmer's class is gorgeous! I hope I get to see it in the flesh. Love the blue resin key. And your latest journal is stunning. Looking forward to our art catch up soon.
Dot xx

Dot said...

Oops I meant to say bracelet.

Judy said...

Love it all Ro. The journal is stunning as always. Great to see your finished pieces.they are equally as wonderful, then again i am glad i got to see them in the making too.

Seth said...

Wonderful journal Ro. And I love the resin piece.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Beautiful work! Always a pleasure to see what you've been creating!

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Ro, your new pages are wonderful. I love the gold and blue together, and the elephant! You are incredibly creative. roxanne