I loved this project so much, I decided that it would be what I'd teach at the class. Check out all the busy hands:
Not everyone finished their necklaces in class (I didn't finish mine until I got home from the cruise), but they all did most of the work and just need to do assembling and finishing touches. Pat's is already beautiful:
Speaking of Pat, here she is with Heidi (Pat's the one wearing a Ho Ho Ho banner as a necklace). Hey, it was a jewelry class, and I'm always preaching that anything can be jewelry.
Yes, that's a wine bottle in her hand. Wonder when these women will cheer up. LOL!
Gayle and Corris look like they're having a good time.
I don't know exactly what Kahena was saying, but I'm sure it was funny. She is a hoot! And I don't know what Gayle was doing, but it sure looks like some dance moves.
Pat is sometimes known as the Queen of Tools and Gadgets. Does she own every one ever made? She just looks so at ease with the pliers.
Question to self: why don't I have a picture of Rosie B????? Oh, I do have an answer....I have a picture, you just can't see her face! But you can see how much thought she put into arranging her charms:
If you're interested in learning more about how to create a fragment charm necklace, click here, and you'll be taken to the PID blog and a tutorial. The technique is the same, we just used different papers and chains in the class.
Heidi's project was a brad bracelet. She has a huge stash of brads, and all you need to do is attach them to a link bracelet and kind of bend the brad legs under themselves with a pliers. Harder to explain than to do. You just want them attached but not moving around, and you don't want to see the legs. So you hold the tip of each leg with the pliers and bend them around and then flatten them out against the chain. I selected brads to give my bracelet a vintage feel, and I really like it. Thanks, Heidi!