Well, I am now into the second trimester and sporting a nice belly too. Thank you so much for the continued well wishes and prayers. So far our little bean is hanging in there. I had an appointment last week with an ultrasound and our little baby wouldn’t hold still at all. It was so much fun to watch the baby jump around and clap its hands. We got a picture of the baby looking right at us, poor little thing looks way beyond evil in that particular shot. The girls are getting more and more excited about having a new baby. I am beginning to warm up to the idea again as well. I am seriously missing my torch though. However I did pull it out for a really quick project the other day. I will post photos below.
One of my local friends here in the Akron area did the 3-day breast cancer walk in Cleveland last weekend. She asked me to make her a necklace with the 3-day logo. So, this piece I made is completely unauthorized, but it turned out great! It was the first time I had even stepped foot into my studio in over a month. It was LOVELY to pull out my hammer and 12 gauge sterling silver wire and pound away. I paired the necklace with some pretty fresh water pearls and various sizes of pink rose quartz. I am so happy to say that she loved it. I am also told she wore it for the walk and others loved it too. Compliments just don’t get any better than that.
I taught a class this last week in wire wrapped pendants. I love teaching classes and it was so fun to get back into it again. I can’t wait to feel better and teach even more. I have a handful of classes scheduled for this month, I just need to get my website updated with the classes. Hopefully I can get that done by tomorrow. Every time I have come down to be on my computer, I just don’t feel well enough to spend the kind of time to get it all posted. In this past wire wrapping class I actually had some very young students. Three of them were ages 9, 10 and 11. They were amazing. My 10-year-old made the copper piece. I will bet you will never be able to pick the piece I made.
Today, my oldest went to a birthday party for another girl her age. We decided to make her a special one-of-a-kind custom piece. So last night we made the following necklace. Today Riley also made matching bracelets for the two girls. It was fun to watch her put them all together. I don’t have pictures of the bracelets though. Riley helped with the stamping on the necklace.
I am looking forward to getting back to my studio and blogging a bit more. I am hoping to have another etching tutorial here pretty quickly. I just have to get a hold of a particular chemical so I can try a few things out and then I hope to have something posted about that soon. In the mean time, I will be putting up another studio/artist feature in the next day or two.