For the past 10 years, my friend Judi and I have been going to Art Unraveled in Phoenix AZ. It’s always in August and lately it’s been at the Embassy Suite in Scottsdale AZ. Yes the weather is hot- 113 degrees a couple of days! But it is in a nice cool hotel and we are so busy in our classes that we don’t notice the heat. It's a great conference and I highly recommend it!
|Pin made from 'Bench Scraps' Polymer clay, etched copper, cold and hot connections|
|Balance Beam Bracelet - etched copper, turquoise, warm connections|
The first order of business was to sign up for the raffle. The grand prize was a $500 gift basket (in this case it was 4 bags) and just before closing they announced the winner. Right!!! It was me! Not a bad start to the three days we signed up for this year. Yes, we took the bags to the room and pretended it was Christmas! There were collage items, a necklace from Susan Lenart Kazmer , texture plates, a DVD, a pad of art paper and lots more!
Judi and I signed up for the same class on Sunday and after that went to different classes. I took 3 days of classes from Richard Salley
I learned lots of new techniques and perfected skills. I just had to show you the 4 pieces I made in 3 days! In a class where everyone wants to finish their piece and see what everyone else is doing, lots of interaction happens. I came away with finished jewelry and new friends.
|Super EZ Hinges - Necklace of agate, shark's tooth, copper with a hinge just above the shark's tooth|