Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Earrings made with a mold made from a button that belonged to my Great-Grandmother.

A swirly water-etched piece.

This Saturday the 12th of September, I will be teaching a class at Bead Happy in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We will be making molds and pieces from those molds and unique water-etched pieces. Molds are a great way to try PMC for the first time. I have a collection of old buttons that are great for making molds as they're a prefect size for earrings. Students will be able to use these or small items that they choose to bring. We will also be making a water-etched piece in the same class. This is also a good technique for beginners as it's a bit more advanced than the molding and it creates a completely unique texture. We will also be learning about finishing and patination techniques on silver. The class is from 1-5 on Saturday. If you are interested in joining us please contact Bead Happy at 319-277-4386.

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