…I guess I am! (on some level I always was, I just didn’t realize how little I actually did with it until now). I spent 3 days in workshops at Hooked on Wire, San Francisco and can’t wait to have some time to try out some new ideas with my own “twist”. Long days of working with tiny beads and thin wire and I actually finished 2 projects. I got a good start on another and have a couple of components finished for a fourth project.
And I won a very cool Tronex long flat-nosed plier in a drawing (plus bought some other cool tools that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without!). Oh, and a few kits/instructions from Lisa Niven Kelly, Dallas Lovett, and Barb Switzer for other projects. Now if they were just selling time…
I was blown away by some of the other projects attendees wore from previous classes…had me wondering how I ever thought I designed jewelry…but the reality is that the really labor intensive classes are not cost-effective for me and my skills and time at this point. So I’m taking away tips and tricks to make working with wire easier and sticking to my style of Joolz for now. And planning for my next HOW session in 2008!
Here’s a pic of my version of the wired bangle…a little less intricate weaving (I was battling a horrible headache for much of the afternoon and figured “less” was better than “mess”), larger, more organic type beads. I’m thrilled with the final result (and it even fits) and figure trying another one down the road would have to take less than the 7 or 8 hours that went into this one!