So… I just got back from my first Gem Faire. I was expecting to pay less than I would in a retail store or even online but holy cow!! If there is a show coming to a town anywhere near you I highly recommend you check it out. They had some very pretty finished jewelry as well.
Below you can see some of the strands that I picked up to use in my future projects. I can’t wait to get started! ...
One of the many things keeping me busy these days is Deryn Mentock’s Build Zone class. The first time I saw her work I fell instantly in love with it. It has a rustic, vintage, handmade, spiritual, mixed media charm that makes you say, “Wow!”
At least that’s what it did to me. So, when I found out she was going to start offering online classes I jumped at the chance to take my jewelry making skills to the next level.
The Build Zone is all about the basics. So far, I’ve learned how to put a patina...