Monday, December 5, 2011

What I Did Over My Winter Vacation.

Okay... it was really over a Winter Weekend but it felt like a vacation.... Saturday was the December meeting of my Modern Quilt Guild (Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild) So many pretties on display...


Like this Walk In The Woods Quilt by Alison (on the far left). Alison works for C&T publishing.


And this gorgeous little quilt by Colleen with Heather Ross'  Far Far Away.....

Much talent at my guild!

Sunday, I was a bad girl and played hooky from Church and Small Group to take a class from the incomparable Kristen Robinson at A Work Of Heart.

Her jewelry designs make me drool. She had pieces for sale there at a trunk show and wow it was hard not to buy them all. This is her book...


 These are just a couple of the pieces she shows you how to make in her book. The examples are gorgeous and inspiring and she makes them so easy.

Here are the beginnings of what I made in class:

These aren't finished yet because I have to wait for the resin to cure before I can finish. The cuffs started out as flat shiny blank cuffs. We learned to etch them using stamps and alcohol ink and ... well it is etching.. acid.



Eventually they will have bezels attached and lots of bling... here are some of the bezels I picked up at AWOH for further Ice Resin work (and the one that I already did for attachment to the large cuff):

 (oh and a chandelier crystal for another art piece :) )

It was a great weekend. I hope you all got to follow your muse a bit this weekend too!

Talk soon!

14 comments:

  1. Wow!! What a vacation. I love that cuff!

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  2. That is going to be gorgeous! Be sure to let us see it when it's all done and bling-y!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun, and loving those festive nails!

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  4. Lovely stuff Julie - I like making bead jewelery using silver and semi-precious stones but haven't done anything like that. Looks fun!

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  5. Ohhh, that bracelet is so cool! Please show it again when you are finished with it. Fun to have a hobby that is not fabric related too.

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  6. Sounds like great fun! Any chance of a photo of just your nails?!

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  7. Oh my goodness!!! I want to see your bracelet all blingified!!!! It's going to be gorgeous!!! I love the quilts too. I would be scared to be part of a guild with so much talent! Although maybe I would get lots of help LOL!!!

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  8. Those quilts are gorgeous and that etching technique is so cool!

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  9. That quilt are beautiful and the cuff is very cute!!

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  10. Can't wait to see the finished pieces. Love your festive red nail tips!

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  11. Oh my! You will remember to post the finished pieces won't you? Glad you had a fun weekend.

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  12. Looks like you had a fun winter weekend vacation! Love all the new jewelry - you are so talented!

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  13. Thanks for posting a photo of the quilt I worked on! But I can't take all the credit - pretty much all the creative staff worked on it, and one of our very talented sales reps did the long-arm quilting.

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