I made the 10 hour drive from my home in Northwest Arkansas to Katy, Texas; the workshop was held at Multiplicity Studio there. I learned so much about silver-smithing from Deryn, in addition to her tried and true techniques for this process. Diane Cook, who is a metal jewelry designer in her own right and also the Creative Workshop Coordinator and Metals Instructor at Multiplicity, also assisted the class in soldering and operating a rolling mill to emboss our ring bands (among other things). Let me tell you, both of these ladies are fabulous and they left quite an impression on me.
I not only enjoyed the camaraderie of the classroom, I appreciated the ability to learn new techniques (such as making the nifty little rose embellishment for our rings) and branch out from my comfort zone. I completed most of my ring during class. I still have to add another embellishment to the ring, apply a little patina to it and set my stones and I will be done!
This is my almost-completed ring:
|My ring - almost done!|
These are Deryn's rings that inspired me to take my first ever jewelry making workshop. Aren't they gorgeous???
|Deryn Mentock's Woodland Rings - aren't they gorgeous???|
Deryn Mentock - Something Sublime
Diane Cook - Rosa and Josie's
Multiplicity - Studio
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