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!|