Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bee-u-tiful Set

Leave it to Trish Hodgens to come up with an adorable set that I just HAD to made for my granddaughter. I saw this in our club projects this month and went bonkers. Emily is going to love this, and it just so happens that we are planning a trip to see her over labor day.

So I got my claying fingers prepped and made the entire set of necklace, bracelet, pin, box to put everything neatly in, and a card. the box (although it is not visible here) has four feet on them. I can't wait till the labor day holiday. I will take pics of her wearing the pieces and post that when we get back.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ta-Da Complete Necklace

Well, here it is, my finished triple dragon necklace. Created with inspiration and teachings from the fantastic Christi Frieson. I am so excited. It is not perfect, but for a first try I am extremely proud. Now on to the next project.

Monday, July 14, 2008

New CF Class

Well, I am currently taking two of Christi Frieson's classes right now. One is called "A River Runs Through It", and the second is a Triple Dragon class. I started the first one and then put it on hold while I worked on the second. My intension was to go back and forth between the two. WRONG. I am hung up on the dragon one and will get back to the river one shortly.

This picture shows where I am right now. I have been in awe of Christi's work for a long, long time and the fact that she is so generous with her techniques is amazing to me. I am about three quarters done with this piece and I can't wait to get it totally done. I love dragons anyway, and this necklace has truly been a challenge, but I am getting there.

On top of that, I quit smoking!!! Yup, been 20 days now and I have no intension of going back. To say it has not been a struggle would be an udnerstatement, but there is no way I am going to allow the Nicodemon to get a hold of me ever again. Twenty days is quite an accomplishemnt for me so I just have to stand firm and all will be well.