Sunday, October 18, 2009

From challenging charms to beautiful books

These translucent charms were a hit
in Louise McClures workshop here last week.
I think that it might have had something to
do with pounding the copper wire into
interesting shapes. Next step was to
attach the wire to a very old page of
an old dictionary, trim and fill the center
with amazing glaze or UTEE.
Do a little heat with the toaster oven and
presto, magico, a fascinating hand crafted charm!

Using mica, Utee, photo holders and images,
each person was able to create a menagerie
of beautiful charms.

Next came Jen Salak's
uniquely designed book that utilized
strip paper covers and pages,
sewn signatures, painted edges and spines
and lots of batiks fabrics.


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  2. I so wish I lived closer so I could take some of these classes ... thanks for sharing the amazing art online.

  3. Great charms - it sounds so easy, but they look so fabulous!

    And I love your book!

  4. Glorious projects and I know that everyone had a blast!!!

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