If you follow my other blog you'll know that for Valentines Day my husband got me a spot in a silver class. I always love learning knew things. I have trouble focusing on one project at a time, how can I? There are so many awesome things to learn!
The class I took was given at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, one of my favorite places to be. The teacher was great. She was so knowledgeable about the silver clay as well as many forms of art. She has done and tried just about everything. From painting to sewing as well as scuplture work. I don't think I've ever meet anyone who has had her hands in so many forms of art and from what I say she's really good at all of them!
I'm really happy with how my pieces finally turned out. It's a pretty simple process but I'm glad I have someone there to guide me a long the way instead of trying to do it all on my own. We took some leaves that the teacher had picks and painted them layer by layer with the silver. After they dried completely we fired them with a torch, polished them and used a drill press and ta-da! Really simple pretty pendents. I loved how even though everyone was pretty much making the same thing, everyone's pieces turned out really different.
I hope I can take some more classes like this in the future. It was fun to learn something new, work with my hands, and get out of the house for a little while. We all need some time away from the everyday things.