Well, Kim was as excited about my new pieces as I was and so I will be teaching how to make this necklace.
In order to teach a class of 4 to 6 people, I need to be organized! So I’ve started a syllabus with a list of materials needed and how much the cost of materials will be. I have an outline of what to do when and I need to be able to duplicate the concept of the necklace. I don’t want to make an exact replica because each piece I make is handmade and unique. But it does need to include eyelets, rivets, wire wrap, hammering, and texturing.
Last night I sat down to make a similar necklace to the one for the class. I had my pen and paper and tape measure. I would write down the steps and measure the lengths of wire and have all my ducks in a row!
Somewhere between step 2 and 3 I took a detour and got involved in creating a different piece or two! I forgot all about my mission! I love the new pieces and laughed out loud at myself getting off track!
Now I need to try again and stick with the program! As a friend from WLWSSC (the facebook group of artists I belong to) pointed out: I’ll have more variations on a theme to teach the class.
My teacher's websites! Thought I'd give credit where credit is due!
Deryn Mentock : http://somethingsublime.typepad.com/
Susan Lenart Kazmer: http://www.susanlenartkazmer.net/gallery.htm