Mary, texturing some copper with a flex-shaft.
Allison, polishing a textured brass disc.
Cindi, looking like she might hurt me!
Rosalee, putting a mighty fine texture on that brass!
Rosalee, applying texture with a steel stamp.
Mary using the two-hole punch, one of my favorite tools.
Some people, like Cindi, are over-achievers.
Allison's finished pieces. I love that satin finish on the bottom pieces.
Rosalee's finished pieces. My favorites are on the upper right.
Mary wins the award for best heat-patination of the evening!
Tonight, I taught a metal-forming and texturing class at Bead Haven. We had so much fun. I swear that women love using tools, especially power tools even more than men do. I know that's not the usual perception, but every time I teach a class involving hammers, torches, saws, flex-shafts, etc., the students have the best time. Which always makes it so much more fun for me. There's nothing better that a class full of really interested, engaged people. I can completely relate, because I do so love all of my tools! Thanks for making class so much fun tonight, ladies!