Tuesday, February 23, 2010
What did I create? That was the question on my husbands lips as I walked in the door, and I said I created more of myself. And along the way I learned many jewelry tips as well. No I did not make a necklace or even come close. But I learned so much. What I was taught was numerous what I tackled and conquered was wire wrapping and the "Nina knot". I practiced it for three days, I am a slow learner and it took me that long to get comfortable with it. I wanted to get so it became second nature to me and I would not forget it when I went home, all of her techniques are based on that basic wrap. I also learned about resin, I learned to make a cocoon bead, to draw a bead using flame, to make a hook, to tarnish metal, and to feel comfortable working with tools and wire. I also learned about a dremal as a drill and an engraving tool. I don't have a lot to show for the class but the knowledge in my head is just busting and I'm very excited about all I've learned.