Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Very Riveting Class

Still no computer, so posting from my phone. Better than nothing, but not great.

One of my favorite classes at CREATE was the jewelry class with Jean Van Brederode. We learned how to cut, texture, and shape the metal, and then many ways of connecting the pieces to form a cohesive design.

Jean was so generous with her supplies; we had an unbelievable amount of cool "stuff" to use.

I now know how to rivet, add patina, coil wire, make my own jump rings and my own hook and eye closures.

Here is my finished piece and some closeups.




19 comments:

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW!!!! This piece is stunning!!!!

Shirley said...

I love the organic feel of this piece! I have a little coiling gizmo and I love coiling wire! Looks like a great class with a great instructor. Thanks for sharing...phone sharing is better than none! Hope your computer gets fixed soon.

Kerry said...

I have to agree, your necklace is stunning.

Vic said...

I love your fabulous necklace! Great piece with great techniques.

Patzee said...

Great necklace. I love the propeller!!

Monica said...

Thats good.

craftyM said...

WOWZA, Ms Eileen!!!! I love it and LOVE LOVE those embossed or etched words on that triangle piece and the coiled chain is pretty darn cool, too! Nice work, my friend!
Marita

Alexandra said...

You're very clever Eileen, very original piece! I love the circle piece with the propeller. The word texture on the triangle looks familiar is this created with the background black letter type script stamp by the lovely Wendy Vecchi?
Sorry Eileen, but I can't help myself...(health and safety training through my work has me looking for snow when it's not falling) : watch those jaggy points, and that your hair doesn't tangle in the coils, learned through bad experience of a tangle with similar jewelry, it had beads too and my hair is long so may have made my tangle worse,lol, mine wasn't quite as cool looking as this though! Take care :o)

teri said...

These pieces look fabulous. Hard to believe you've never done this before.

Gloria said...

Love it!

andizee said...

jean was amazing teacher...Eileen-so much fun to see the finished product--i still have to work on mine...

Dorothy said...

What a gorgeous piece!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its beautiful, Sounds like you really learned a lot from the class too!
hugs Lynn

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous work! I love the unique design! This class would be therapy!!! Beautiful!

Christina said...

beautiful Eileen!!!!

Lori said...

Very, very cool, and this is similar to what I learned at Mrs. O'Leary's. The patina is awesome. Great work!

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous Eileen!

CuddlyBunny said...

This is a fantastic piece! Part jewelry, part art, all AWESOME!

Tammy D said...

That is way cool.