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Monday, 24 May 2010

My Crafty week end

First, WEATHER SO HOT AND YUMMY Just the way I like it. I hope you are all getting the sun where you are in the UK and else where. But please be safe slap some cream on, I just cringe when I see burnt people especially when it's their children! 

Hello to my new followers, so nice to see you and I do hope you are enjoying looking around, don't be shy if you leave a comment I can pop by your blog too!

Now, South Wales, is just beautiful, so green, and so much to see, I have been to North Wales many times also very beautiful. I would like to say the Welsh are all so friendly there, thank you for making me feel so welcome. So I think I may like to go there again.

Gema Hewitt (for her blog click HERE) was the teacher for the week end I am sure if you read magazines you will of seen her about, she is forever in Craft Stamper and lots of jewellery mags too, as well as loads of others. She was very knowledgeable and helpful too. A really sweet person, I also enjoyed the company of all the ladies that were there. Jane, Ann, Catherine, Leigh, Joan and Magna. All beautiful women and thank you for being you. Although I can not believe not one of them has a blog! and all are very artistic. I will show you a little of their work too. (wish I had taken more photos).

The photos above are all Gema's work, this is a FT job for Gema she does fairs and commissions etc. as well as teaching. Gema  also makes the cutest hats and stunning corsets.

These are some close ups of my little creations and each piece has many techniques. I was pleased I managed to make this much over the week end having never made anything like this before.

Leigh is a silver smith and makes Jewelry, she is so creative, hers is the first pink piece. This isn't finished but she placed it how she would like it to look when it will be. I thought all the little extras she added where just stunning. And the next one is by Joan, who is editor of 'Making Jewellery' magazine. Again the creativity shines with all the extras that Joan added to this (also not complete) I am sure that when these two pieces are finished they will be even more WOW. I am sorry I didn't take photos of every ones the other ladies were just as beautiful, maybe there's will be in the next issue of the 'Making Jewellery' magazine.

I hope I didn't bore you with this long post ;0) This was my first craft class I have been to and I am glad it was with people who new their subject and that all who attended really were lovely.   Thank you for stopping by. Love Dawn xx


A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderfully creative weekend you had, Dawn! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

Hope your Monday is lovely, as well!


Karen said...

WOW what a fantastic weekend you have had and you have make some gorgeous stuff honey!!! XXX


Hi Dawn
Wow what fabulous work so glad you have had a lovely weekend,
hugs Dianne xx :)

flutterbycrafter said...

sounds as though you had a fabulous weekend, made some stunning creations and had fantastic company, what more can be said,lol.

Jo said...

Well what a wonderful time you had with these uber-talented ladies! And I am SO LOVING the stuff YOU made - it's stunning. You must be chuffed to bits with it. I bet that's fired up your mojo hasn't it?! Thanks for dropping by my blog-let with your lovely comments, it gives a boost doesn't it?! Jo xxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are wonderful first attempts. You did a fantastic job. Looks like you really got your money's worth. I agree there were some pretty talented artists there. It's always nice to have lots of inspiration to look back on. Glad you had a great weekend and made it home safely, too.

Lynn said...

Lots of lovely art here...thanks for sharing and for coming to my blog today! Much appreciated.

joanne wardle said...

fantastic, amazing jewellery, I bet that was so much fun

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun great post so much to look at they really are so beautifully made,too,hugs cheryl xxxx

Dragon said...

You have put your time to good use!!! Lovely work... as for tags, you have been missed but do come and dream soon!!!

Christine said...

Wow, you were busy! Beautiful pieces!!!


Gez said...

Absolutely STUNNING artwork Dawn. Sounds like you had a FAB time. :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

Dawn, i love these, I just saw an ad for steampunk jewlrey bits from fire mountain gemas and it was so hear not to buy them but after seeing this lovely wearable art I may have to "Fall off the craft buying wagon" and get some, well done!

Anonymous said...

How fabulous Dawn! Looks like you had a brilliant weekend too!
Alison xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Dawn ,how much fun that must have been! I've never taken a jewelry classs I can image you learned how to do so many cool things. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos!

Lynne M said...

What an amazing weekend. Lynne x


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