Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jewelry Class

Yesterday I co-taught a jewelry class at my friend Heidi's meetup. We had a huge turnout....13 people, including Heidi's parents (though only mom crafted). Lots of my Gotham City Stampers teammates were there, and I really enjoyed sharing what I know about turning bits and pieces of a variety of things into jewelry. Heidi demonstrated decorating game pieces, using stamps, alcohol inks, rub ons, and lots of bling. I used some Stampin' Up hardware to make pendants. We filled the openings with little collage pieces, and then added some bead work to finish them off. Everyone had a great time, and I know I'd be proud to wear any and all of the completed pieces.

The photo above is of the pendant I did as a demo. I made a little collage to fit inside the hardware piece, added a jump ring on top for the cord, and then created three little beaded dangles for the bottom hole.

Here are some of the pendants created by the class participants:

Yvonne did these, and I think they're just gorgeous.

Sandy, Heidi's mom came all the way from central Pennsylvania, and made these wonderful pieces.

Corris did these, and I think they are wonderful!
Thought you might like to see some of the happy crafters.

From left to right - Jen, Heidi, Corris, Yvonne, and me with Bo.


Heidi Davenport said...

Hi Eileen! I had such a great time yesterday! Thanks so much for your creativity and friendship. We should really "rent" ourselves out. OH...that is LITTLE BO in the picture with us! ha ha

Anonymous said...

thanks, Heidi....I fixed it...wouldn't want Bo to get a complex!

Dragonlady said...

You are so talented girl, i love those pendants, everyone did great and I know you all had fun...I really like the hardware piece you used....

Anonymous said...

Eileen, I absolutely loved this clever idea for making a great piece of jewelry! Thank-you for sharing your talent and creativity. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending a wonderful Saturday afternoon together. Sandy

Corris said...

Eileen, this class was fabulous. you could teach ABCs and I'd be there! LOL What a lovely afternoon. Thanks for all your guidance. :) Corris

Big Apple Jovi Girl said...

I had such an incredibly fun time ... didn't want the afternoon to end! But, its not just about the crafting, its also about the laughs, the stories and the commaraderie of these ladies. Convention is SO going to rock!

Ann said...

Those are all wonderful pieces!!! I KNOW I'D BE PROUD TO WEAR ONE!!!!!!!
Exceptionally creatve use of hardware !!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.