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!

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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!

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