Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Really Following Instructions

I just took Donna Kato’s class CONTEMPORARY SQUASH BLOSSOM PENDANTS from Craftartedu.com As I was about midway through the video, I realized that this might be one of the few classes where I actually stopped the video to make the project at each step just the way it was presented.  The end result was very close to the class photo with a few exceptions to color shading.  I’m very happy with what I learned and with the piece.  While making my squash blossom, I followed the directions for mixing the colors, backing the cane slices and applying the canes, etc.  Copying a piece makes me feel uneasy and that’s why I tend to just watch the video or take classes that show a technique and turn me loose.  Could be I’m missing some of the finer points that way!  Thanks Donna Kato!

After I finished the pendant, I decided to use some of the leftovers and make buttons and beads.  Sharing some with you.


Buttons ready to sell!

Might be my next creation!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Really Following Instructions

I just took Donna Kato’s class CONTEMPORARY SQUASH BLOSSOM PENDANTS from Craftartedu.com As I was about midway through the video, I realized that this might be one of the few classes where I actually stopped the video to make the project at each step just the way it was presented.  The end result was very close to the class photo with a few exceptions to color shading.  I’m very happy with what I learned and with the piece.  While making my squash blossom, I followed the directions for mixing the colors, backing the cane slices and applying the canes, etc.  Copying a piece makes me feel uneasy and that’s why I tend to just watch the video or take classes that show a technique and turn me loose.  Could be I’m missing some of the finer points that way!  Thanks Donna Kato!

After I finished the pendant, I decided to use some of the leftovers and make buttons and beads.  Sharing some with you.


Buttons ready to sell!

Might be my next creation!