Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Skillz

Sometimes I wonder if I keep making jewelry because it gives me permission to buy more beads or if the pleasure of it actually runs much deeper. There really is great satisfaction for me in crafting a bracelet or necklace, especially in manipulating wire and metal and jewels into something that can be worn; creating a piece that reflects my love of a color or style. I much admire Stephanie Lee's artistic style and was lucky enough to find a spot in one of her classes recently at Innerstandings.
Stephanie is a natural teacher and so generous and kind. It was inspiring to learn how to torch solder and make a bezel; completely new to me.

On a different note, my little canine Simon started a course of chemo medication today to treat his Cushing's Disease. So we're staying close to home and keeping a watchful eye for side effects and hoping for the best possible outcome.


Sweet Petunia said...

Lovely necklace! Funny how we have similar addictions...fabric, beads, metal. Making "something from nothing" I think is the thrill..regardless of the medium. Color and texture...heaven. Glad to see you have a blog. It is fun to see what people are up to.

Jessica said...

Hey Mom,
Good job on the necklace! Its beautiful! Mine! Thanks for the new computer! Loooove it!

edina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Simon - hope he is doing OK with the chemo. I miss that little guy!

purple bird art said...

Suzanne - it was great to see you today - your necklace is a beautiful piece - I love it! And truly, I belive the thrill is when all the things you buy and bring home come together in a process all your own to make a unique piece of art

Maggie said...

Mmmm...gorgeous piece Suzanne! Can I arm wrestle with your Jessica to get it? ;) maggie