Sunday, April 11, 2010

Capture My Heart necklace class

Together with some very lovely friends I did a wonderful class with Chris Aitken today. There was lots of hammering and wire work today to make a "cage" for a special keepsake. I was fascinated with the riveting process which I haven't tried before and very happy with what I made. Inside my piece is an old Marcasite watch that belonged to my Mum (inscribed with her maiden name) and the dangly bit at the bottom is from one of Dad's cufflinks. Dad would have loved to hear how Jen and I shared his tools in this class. Thanks Chris for sharing your work with us and to Sue for the magnificent lunch!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Arty Oz Swap

Things have been very quiet on the ArtyOz front lately, I didn't sign up for this swap but poor Ness did and couldn't get things going so I took her spot yesterday and today posted these tiles to Greta. I had to do them straight away, it's the second week of the school holidays and we are away for a few days, enjoying the fantastic Easter break weather!