Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Class With Friends

a couple of weeks ago i travelled south
to teach a soldering class at a good friend of mine's home

sweet miss tiffany kirchner-dixon
hosted this class in her gorgeous studio

the technique that was taught was
"vintage mercury glass" pendants
in which the students went home with a necklace and a bracelet
involving this technique

class samples:

the beautiful airy studio of tiffany's
(all photos to follow were taken by the fabulous tiffany)

all the students final projects were AMAZING
lots of them had never soldered before
but you wouldn't know it from looking at their works of art

kathy used a high school picture of her mom
for the photo in her pendant

kathy had a stash of fabulous buttons
that i was secretly coveting

tiffany's wonderful necklace

love how she used the cream buttons and sari silk to finish hers off

for kathy's bracelet she used a picture of her son when he was little
it turned out charming

can you believe this student had never soldered before?
renee did an amazing job and i love how she added the tulle bows to her necklace

here is renee's bracelet
love her word she chose

i am sorry we didn't get photos of the other students works of art
some had to leave a little earlier than when class ended

the night before the class
we had a fun "girls night" with fabulous food and drink
"what happens in tiffany's studio involving pink champagne and moscow mules,
stays in tiffany's studio!"

i pre-stamped some metal for the girls
so that we could make cuffs

soldered on some large bezels in which they could choose what they wanted to put inside

my finished bracelet
(the silver solder on the cuff was a happy accident)

renee's gorgeous cuff

kathy's finished cuff
it is so "her" with the aqua flower

again, not everyone's projects were photographed

while i was pouring up the resin in the bezels
i also had a few belt buckles that needed more resin as well
just have to attach the wire linked belt to them and they will be good to go

again, thank you SO MUCH tiffany
for offering up your home for this class
it's always great fun meeting new people
and being inspired by what they create

1 comment:

Kadee Willow said...

Rochelle, you taught an amazing class! I drooled over each and every photo as you all did such fabulously creative projects! Applause... applause!!