Charms or focal pendants created from copper sheet, wire and beads.
Yesterday afternoon was a fun day of learning and creating at Benicia Bead Shop in Bencia, California.
Seven brave women and myself embarked on 3+ hours of goofing off with purpose. They were at different levels of jewelry making, different places in life, but they all wanted to make some cool charms.
We picked out our beads and crystals, and cut into the copper sheet to fit our bead choice. I disclosed that I have bled on my projects more than once and encouraged them to avoid doing the same! Stamping=pounding=need for earplugs and safety glasses were available for all. Hole punching, applying patina (stinky!) and the correct way to open jump rings were all practiced. A wonderful time!
I took too few pictures of the students' final pieces. I confess I was a tired teacher at the end of it all! Here are the few pictures that I took:
Too much fun! And a variety of results~
Have a blessed week. Second half of October. Can't fathom it. :-) 2013 is racing by.