Finishing dilemma! Now what do I do to fix this?

Do you question your own creative ideas? Do your components overwhelm you with a finishing dilemma? Its natural! All your components really need is time, and a little haphazard fondling! Take my flame enamelled beads, for example (finished in Ann Shewan’s-Painting with Fire workshop last Sunday). I made a whole wack of them, but now what do I do? Is it too early to consider them a finishing dilemma? Perhaps, but I do have a few preliminary ideas. The majority of the beads are in my favourite blue/green (with a little raspberry thrown in for good measure) colour scheme. I …

What’s on my bead mat? May edition!

I just realized that I’m cheating a little, because I didn’t actually take photos of the pieces on my bead mat. I forgot!!! It doesn’t matter, because each has been on said bead mat, at least once during the month. You wouldn’t want to see it right now, because it’s very messy, full of beads, and just waiting for me to either cram them back into their tubes, or get frustrated and mix up some bead soup! You know how it goes!! You’ll notice that while the purple doll is still naked, I’ve actually made progress on my green one, …

Join us for a class with metalwork artist Robyn Cornelius

We are proud to present four classes with metal artist and instructor Robyn Cornelius! Robyn owns and operates Little Rock Jewellery Studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an explorer of materials and techniques, and describes her jewellery as sculptural and colourful, with clever mechanics and rustic finishes. She has a degree in Jewellery and Metals from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Robyn as the ability to break what seems to be the most complicated project into workable steps that all can understand. I’ve had the opportunity to take two classes with Robyn at the Bead & Button …