Saturday, March 26, 2011

My 500th POST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loaded these photos last night intending to write a post about a Collage Jewelry Class that I taught recently at Artistic Artifacts, Then I noticed the post counter!!! My 500th Post!! Can't quite believe it, but here it is!! I will be having a Blog Giveaway and I will be announcing it soon so watch for it!!! So back to the Collage Jewelry Class at Artistic Artifacts!! This was a first run for this class for me and as always happens ont he first time taught , I learned so many things. The first being to add time for everyone to look at each other's stash of treasures!!! Oh man did we have fun , and each treasure ahd a wonderful story to go along with it. As usual I had a fabulous bunch of gals who were anxious to dive in and learn about wire wrapping and link making.
In the class orphan earrings became charms, a pair of earrings became a wonderful pair of links with holes for more danglies, a wonderful piece of found coral became a focal piece and a beautiful twig became a large link and perch for a sterling lizard charm ! We had such fun!

We faced the challenges of figuring out the best way for each to hold their own set of pliers and how to hold things to get a nice wire wrap around items that have no holes.

It is so satisfying to put a jumble of bits and pieces of treasures and chain together to create a unique collection of personal jewelry. Each piece was so very different and spoke of the character of it's creator.

I will be teaching the class again on May 14th ( a Saturday) there are still one or two spaces left so if you are in the neighborhood come join us to create your own treasure necklace!!!


Lisa said...

congrats Elizabeth!

boy.. those ladies look very intent on getting their pieces just perfect!

Carol said...

500 posts. An achievement!

These necklaces are so cute. I love charm anything jewelry but I especially like repurposing. Fun Class.

Jeannie said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I really wish I could attend your class. The necklaces are fabulous! But, an airline ticket there would make it a very expensive necklace!

Plays with Needles said...

Happy 500th post! You made me wonder what number I'm on since I never have checked...

I really would have enjoyed this class of yours. I have lots of charms that I would love to make my own necklace. Maybe I'll do it anyway even though I don't know what I'm doing! You are such an inspiration my dear!

BTW, all my guild ladies are swooning over your sun prints so start thinking about how that might be a class....xo Susan

dosfishes said...

Congrats on your 500th. Great jewels, everyone looks so concentrated in their efforts, you must be an true inspiration. xox Corrine

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 500th post Elizabeth :-). Your jewelry class looks great fun and I have quite a few orphans that would make new jewelry. Wish I lived nearer!

Marilyn Rock said...

Congrats on your 500th post! The necklaces are awesome! Such fun with beautiful results! xxoo

Debrina said...

A huge congrats on your 1/2 centum posting! And well done on the workshop - it looks like a hell-of-a-lot of fun!!!

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! Sounds like a wonderful class and I love all the creations.

suziqu's thread works said...

I just dropped into say "Hi" Elizabeth and started reading about your 500 posts milestone! Wow that is a heck of a lot! That Art artifacts class looked like so much fun.
Thanks for leaving lovely comments on my blog.
Stay well and happy!


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