Every year it is a joy to have Diane Franklin and her daughter Olivia Delaurentis in my class! Usually I keep last names private but you are going to want to know about them! Diane was in Better Off Dead as the French foreign exchange student and a few other things in the 80's and has written a book most recently that you can find through Facebook. Her daughter is a writer, director and acts in her own short films that are witty and sound hilarious! I always like hearing about their latest adventures and seeing what creative piece of jewelry they make!
I also helped make silver fork rings for the first time ever! Crazy I know since I get asked about it all the time. It was a little challenging but the results were great!
Kim, Susan and Rhonda had their annual Christmas party with me this year instead of going out for dinner (I think that's a great trade!). Kim has made jewelry with me before so she brought a beautiful white drusy stone she wanted to use and I love how her pendant turned out! Susan and Rhonda both made beautiful rings and I think it was a memorable Christmas for all!
I've been at it again, this time painting a garden! Denise had visions of flowers for her bathroom and I was ready for the new challenge. I have a few paintings of flowers I have done around my house but this is definitely on a bigger scale! Here are some progress pictures... I ended up painting over the tulips under the trellis and starting over on them, didn't like the heaviness of it that far up the wall. More pics to come soon...
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!