Good News Amanda the Generous has given us a 20% discount code to buy the book (An Apple A day) the Coupon Code is BLOGTOUR ... I hope you get a chance to pick one up.
I am sure most of you have seen this but sweet Maureen had her tutorial on the Art Gallery Blog this Monday and I didn't get a chance to post about it.
Look how awesome!
About 2 weeks ago I took a class from the Awesome Kate Richbourg it was all about how to use a mini torch to fuse fine silver links... so much fun playing with fire. I had a torch already but I was afraid of it. Now I am loving it... here is a picture of my chain I made and my fingers LOL
Not too bad for my first attempt if you look at the left side those are my first links then the right are my last ones... much smoother with practice. We made jump rings then fused them with a torch (if you click the link you can see some of the process) then I flattened mine and pulled some of them into the oval shapes. There is a picture of my arm and the clasp we made at the link as well... second to last picture :)
Then last weekend I took another etching class and made more fun antique-ish metal pieces to put into my jewelry creations.
I cut out my Bella Brick Quilt on Monday I can't wait to get started on sewing it... hopefully this will be our bed quilt.
I found a place I want to rent for the shop, it is a mile away from home and next door to our local post office how perfect is that? Let's see if I can negotiate it... LOL