My grandmother died when I was in high school. I didn’t really get the chance to know her, who she was, what it was like to be with her, outside of the nursing home. I remember when I was really young, she could sing Christmas carols with us. But really, my grandmother didn’t know me,
Date: Sat, August 18, 2012 Time: 1-5pm Place: Hidden Art Studio, Midtown Kansas City, MO *Example: your piecess will be unique. The class will begin with experimentation in infusing beeswax with papers. Then you will solder a square pendant to practice/learn technique using the experimental papers. After a bit of practice, the papers will be
Soldering Pendants: Skinnies & Baubles Date: Sat, July 28, 2012 Time: 2-6pm Place: Hidden Art Studio, Midtown Kansas City, MO *Example: your piece will be unique. Using hand cut glass, you will make a cluster of skinny charms to hang on a ball chain along with a bauble made from vintage jewelry or beads. Basic
We have a couple friends that are avid fly fishermen. They make their own flies! One is a musician, one a watercolor artist, both share the same profession as my husband, Scott. So Scott noticed all the funky things I was adding to my waxy soldered pendants and went directly to their studio. While they
AEDM Day 27 Today I made gifts. Joy Dance Encaustic Soldered Pendant is made for Patricia Seggebruch, my constant inspiration. I first met Trish at Artfest 2010. She instructed my favorite class, an encaustic introduction for me. I was so excited about encaustic painting that I took two of her classes at Artfest 2011. But
AEDM Day 26 The necklaces are complete! This pendant below was made as a commission. I’ve been experimenting with “waxed” paper. The paper used here became very translucent when heated by the soldering iron. I love how the light filters through. I sold a pendant just like the nesting bird today. I say “just like”
AEDM Day 23 More experimentation. Had a fun evening of making “waxed” paper which led to earrings as well. Wishing you all a warm, delicious, and meaningful Thanksgiving.
AEDM Day 20 I swear I was listening, even taking notes, but during the sermon yesterday, I had an idea. I didn’t want it to escape. Then I went home and melted onto the couch. I think that 13 weeks straight of home education has worn me out. I’m thankful for a break this week.
AEDM Day 19 My heart is pounding: excitement, adrenaline, pure inspiration, perhaps too much espresso. I had so much fun playing with wax, glass, and solder.
AEDM Day 17 Working on more Scripture pendants and hymnal rings. The shop should be full by next Wednesday, in plenty of time to still use the coupon code, ACHOO, for 15% off through the end of November. That always feels weird saying. Promotion, marketing. I love what I make. I just hope you do