Ok, my friends! I have three winners from my The Alchemy of Objects giveaway. You might recall that I was giving three copies of my new book The Jewelry Maker's Design Book to three lucky peeps who registered for my online Alchemy class by the first day, Feb. 14th. Without further babbling, here are the winners:
Siobhain and Gail...your signed copies are winging their way to you. Kathy Babb...please contact me with your address and I'll get your book out.
I ya'll are wondering "what the heck is in this danged book, anyway?" here are a few little peeks inside...some of these are in the book and some were the photos that didn't get used...
This is a real cool piece that I did using the top of a little, glass jewelry box, as the focal. When I spotted the box, in a shop in Bellville Texas, the little box was in perfect shape except for the top...which had jumped ship and become disconnected. It was one of those times when a vision just pops into your head and I knew I wanted to use it for a focal.
I have so many beloved objects and took tons of photos of them, for the book. Some of them were similar to what was chosen but maybe a different orientation. I just love this card of old mother of pearl buttons.
This is a pair of cool and groovy earrings that I show you how to make, in the book. I love this design...and the faceted tourmaline.
If ya'll are interested in a signed copy of The Jewelry Maker's Design Book, you can still order one from me. If you're in the USA, I'd be happy to ship it to you asap. Click here, for info. Or, you can get it from Amazon, here (but it won't be signed.)
Oh, if you do get a copy and you love it...won't you give me a little love by leaving me a good review on Amazon? Just scroll down on the page where you buy it and you'll see a place to leave a review. That would be oh-so-awesome!
student work by Mary Royals
We're knee-deep in the creative throes of our first week of my online class, The Alchemy of Objects, and the students are already doing lovely and amazing things!
student work by Mitzie Crider
Our very first design challenge is "symmetrical balance" and, you can see, the students are rising nicely to the challenge. We'll have our first live discussion about the challenge, at the end of this week...fun stuff!
It's not too late for you to join us. The first day of class was Feb. 14th and registration is still open. Click, right here, for info on that.
class sample from The Alchemy of Objects
One of my gracious students took the time to email me, personally, and said this about the class:
"Just getting my things collected and watched the videos. They are fabulous. I think this is better than the group classes. No trying to see over or through other people. You show us exactly what we need to see. I love to see your thought process on the first necklace. The bullet casings are great, I have kept a few of my own and always thought I could use them for jewelry and now I know how. Thanks for all. Look forward to this class."
She's hit on one of my favorite points about online classes: sometimes it's easier to see from a video than it is to squeeze amongst your fellow students for a good view in a classroom. Don't get me wrong...I ADORE teaching in person. But, each way, online or in person, has it's advantages for the students.
So........love it if you can join us!
In the meantime...I'm sifting through the goodies I got at the Tuscon gem shows.
OMGosh. I'm overloaded on gemmy goodness. I can hardly wait to show you...!