Class Work

My first 5-6 weeks have been all about learning tools and practicing.  Here are more class work samples so you can see what I’m learning.  And yes, by the end of class I will actually make something out of these:

The diva shape was made by sawing out the shape from a block of acrylic (called a matrix die), then texturing the metal and last step is to press the die on a hydraulic press to form the metal.

The leaves were made by creating the shape out of copper wire, then pressing pieces of textured metal.  You texture the metal with a metal press.

The middle diva is not textured and other two are.  I haven’t decided what I will do with them- perhaps embellish it further and create a pin.

Yesterday, we learned how to cut discs out of metal.  The copper pieces were made using a special tool I borrowed from my friend Faith.

I have more, but this shows you what we are doing right now.  I do need to solder a cabachon, but I want to find a cool enough piece to use.

I have my semester “to-do” list.  I am required to make at least 4 pieces using a dozen or more techiniques.  So far, I have plans to create at least 8 projects… at least that is my goal.

Later this week, I’ll visit Faith at her studio and work together on some projects.  That should be fun.

Keep watching… almost finished with the heart quilt, and Faith loaned me a funny book to share with you all.  Today, the kids and baby Jack are coming over, too, so it is time to update my Jack picture, too.

Happy Sunday!  Carla