Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Adventures with glass, silk and paper

I was invited by Helen of tiaratiara to join her for a creative craft extravaganza day and I have written about her in a previous post when I went to her for lessons in making lampwork beads.

Helen demonstrated glass bead making and papercrafts and offered ' have a go' sessions.
I ran 3 silk painting make and take classes; silk lavender bags, necklace and scarves.

Helen is making a cupcake bead and is applying white (glass) icing, she went on to put little pink dots on the icing. When finished the bead is threaded with silver wire with a red Swarovski crystal for the cherry on the top.

Silk necklaces painted and assembled during one of my make and take sessions.

These are the only 2 photos I took as the day was busy. In between I made some glass beads, stamped some labels and had a go on a Bigshot. To find out about that go to Helen's blog here
and if you scroll up from there you will find a recipe for the cake we had.
I am hoping the beads have survived the cooling process and if so will post photos later.


Jill said...

Sounds like fun!! Great necklaces!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Happy to hear, you had much of fun!
Thanks for sharing!

Julie G. said...

Sounds like a fun and interesting class.

Erika Price said...

What a great day! Can't wait to see photos of your beads :)

ZudaGay said...

Sounds like a fun day! What a great idea! I may try something like that sometime. :)