Sunday, June 17, 2012

looking forward to Coronado

 
Time has really been flying faster than a speeding bullet for me...
as in just 4 short days I will have already landed in
Coronado, California,
getting ready to teach three days of some of my favorite classes.
I have already packed up and shipped two boxes of supplies,
sending them off with many prayers that they'll land there safely on Tuesday!
I have enjoyed much family time this past week, but have also been happily enjoying my 
first of two summer online classes which began on June 6th.  The one that's going on now, 
Heart Strings, is the one I'll be teaching on Sunday (in person),
at Art Retreat by the Beach.
This past week I designed a Heart Strings I'll be wearing this next weekend,
called "My Grandmothers".
Another thankful nod to two ladies that gave birth to my parents, 
and taught me more than they probably ever realized.
After sharing these beauties in my previous post, I knew I had to use at least one of the three rhinestone watch bezels, so indeed I did...
in my newest Heart Strings.
Oh, now this was some fun...using that wonderful picture of my grandparents as a very young couple which I shared with you, seems like eons ago.
I also decided to use a resin bezel I had of my other grandmother, Rosa,
thus giving me the name for my piece.
I used some other great vintage pieces in this necklace,
an old tiny diary key, a vintage rosary, another vintage crucifix & religious metal, a sprinkle of vintage rhinestone buttons, a heart taken from some retro earrings, some of my favorite rhinestone connectors, oxidized rhinestone crystal rondells, and some gorgeous faceted Peruvian Opals.
I really am in love with the box chain I used in this Heart Strings...wish I had more.
But, I'm sure you know how that goes.
And, of course, I added some wonderful vintage lace, trim, tulle and some of my 
current favorite colors of recycled sari silk.  Yum.
 Oh yes, and one of my Tiny Etched Books,
which is currently shown in the latest issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry~
along with step-out photos!
The picture above it just part of the class kit.
These are all fun elements we will be working on in Coronado,
in just one short week, as this class in on Sunday.
BTW...I'd like to show you a beautiful piece that one of my students posted online in our Artful Gathering Photo gallery.
This Heart Strings was made by Mary Royals.
What a great job Mary!
 Hope I'll see you in Coronado!  
Very soon...diane xo
 
 

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