This is a macro shot of my favorite enameled bead that I made yesterday.
It reminds me of a reflecting pool and was made using a few new techniques with powdered and liquid enamels and torch fired.
I stole away a little time and headed out to Annapolis to attend an enameling workshop being given by Barbara Lewis at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a great group friends.
This is another example using fired on decals.
Barbara started us off with a quick refresher course before teaching us some new tricks out of her soon to be released book "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, a Workshop in Painting With Fire"
Jenn made a beautiful nature inspired pendant
I got to meet Elizabeth and really enjoyed talking with her, the little time we all had to talk that is.
Melissa and Bette hard at work
Barbara and Wendy at the torches with Anne and Carol sharing in the background.
One of the nicest thing about this group and taking classes with Barbara is the sharing of help and information. Things like "Oh how did you do that, it's beautiful" to "What colors did you use?" or "How do I fix this?" There is plenty of support and encouragement and learning.
Wendy and Belle
Bette was also celebrating a special birthday yesterday so we marked the occassion with cake for our dessert after lunch.
Anne, Carol, Mike, Bette, Me, Melissa, Jenn, Jim (AKA Mr. PWF),Elizabeth and Barbara.
Not pictured Wendy and Belle.
I miss you all already!
Now head on over to Lori's at Studio waterstone to see who else heart's macro!
Better yet, join us won't you?