First up was 2 wonderful days of etching copper and then making all this amazing jewelry from those etched pieces. Students had a great time making their visions of what self adornment should look like! Not your ordinary stuff from the department store! Monday's class was all about fusing metal to make rings and bangles again giving you the artist the ability and knowledge to create exactly what you want. When you take a class with Janice or her partner Tracy Stanley you learn so much that you can use towards making your jewelry your own! We love it when Janice comes to teach because everyone goes home very happy and they have some very nice pieces of jewelry to show-off!
The weekend with Janice happened a couple of weekends ago but last week I was to busy to post so here it is!
This is one of the treasures I got when Maggie Meister visited us last weekend. Its an Italian Tapestry that I can't wait to add some beads to! I also bought the silk tassels to finish it off with an old world touch!
This weekend at the Creative Castle we were fortunate to have with us teaching Maggie Meister . Her beadwork spin is to take old Roman icons, symbols and artifacts to create one of a kind art pieces. Maggie uses different bead stitches to achieve beautiful innovative jewelry that is different from anything else you've seen. If you've never taken a class with this delightful teacher than you really must try to next year when she returns again. Besides teaching next year at Creative Castle she'll be doing an "Italian Bead Adventure". So if this sounds like something you would like to do be sure and check it out at Creative Castle .