Monday, March 26, 2012

Ring Roundup!

Whew! That was FUN! Last Saturday I taught my "Ring Roundup" class at Bead Inspirations in Alameda, CA. Bead Inspirations is a lovely little bead shop that is jam-packed with all things beady and they offer a variety of classes including some of mine. So Saturday morning I packed up my torches and drove over the bridge to the East Bay to share my love of making rings with 8 eager students.

We started off with a warm-up session. A get-to-know-your-torch-and-materials kind of thing. Everyone made a bunch of simple, stackable rings. (You can see a few in the picture above.)

The torch set up. Note the "distressed" soldering surface.
 After that, we moved to some fabrication. The students jumped right in and made rings with set cabochons!

 Everyone made at least one ring and some fast workers even made two. It was a great day had by all. A big thank you to the staff at Bead Inspirations. You all make it easy and fun to teach at your cute store.

If you'd like to join me in a class, I have a few coming up at Bead Inspirations in the next couple of months. There is another Ring Roundup session, Rolled & Wrapped Beads and Embellished Leather Cuff. Hope to see you there!


  1. The rings look great - your students did a terrific job!

    Mary C.

  2. I would love to come to a class. Unfortunately you are too far away. Have you thought about offering them online similar to the Painting with Fire that Barbara Lewis does?


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