Eco Bracelets
At Eclectica in Memphis
August 20, 2011

Spring Beginning

I love working with Amate Studios TM jewelry pieces. Their hand-made findings are the best findings I've ever had the pleasure of using. Here I selected handmade the Heart Dangle (SO-DE-018), silver plated Base Elements by Amate Studios TM. The Large Square Pendant is handmade pewter (PE60600120) was a perfect mate for the earrings.

I created this set the other night to show samples of what I was teaching Saturday. All the pieces turned out good, even my "defective" pieces embellished with Swarovski crystals which made them perfect! 10-11 showed up for this pendant class & everyone of them left with a fully cured resin pendant. Overhead several of them already making plans for Christmas gifts with their attempts! That if the ultimate compliment to any teacher!

You can see if you look close enough, the veining on the substrate within the pendant. Only those who have worked with this substrate will know what the material within is. For now, it's mine & my students special little secret! One of my students, Sally Carloss, a beautiful young lady who attends my church (CrossRoads Assembly of God) got to attend the class. We ended up spending most the day together.....time really flies when you're having fun! This technique will be taught at my church as well....I'm thinking this necklace/earring set would make the PERFECT Mother's Day gift for the ladies in my church to create themselves! Oh yes, they're ready for a challenge!! AND, Sally will be my helper!

Pendant & other techniques!
March 26, 2011
Agriculture Extension Complex
Jackson, TN