Yesterday Was Thursday

Yesterday was my first day of classes at Art & Soul.  I had Sally Jean's Soldering for Virgins class.  I bumped into Sally on the elevator going doing in the morning — she was as nice as she could be from the get go and she and her husband Brad (his name tag read "Mr. Sally Jean") taught a fabulous class.

I am no longer scared of my soldering iron.  Flux is my friend.

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My soldering was far from perfect, but I really enjoyed it.  I can see myself making little charms and babble to use in fabric books and assemblages.  This was a great class and I'm so glad I finally got to take it!  This is my favorite charm.

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My sweet roommate Kathy Wasilewski stayed up late with me the night before making teeny-tiny collages to go under the equally small pieces of glass.  We had a a great time and I ended up with some wonderful little pieces.

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Majesty is one of Kathy's little collages, and I just love it.  The strange looking thing on the left is a vintage button on top of a little snip of one of my silk ribbons.

I sat with the nicest table of women in this class!  It was one of those delightful groups were everyone shared everything and helped each other along.  I wish I could just take them along to every class with me! This is Chaundra, who was as in love with her soldering iron as I was by the end of the class.

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Today I'm off to Bedazzling Butterflies.  We're making assemblage boxes using pictures and butterfly wings.  And then tonight we have the annual diva get together.  I'm really looking forward to it and hoping all my girlfriends will like the little presents I put together for them.

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10 thoughts on “Yesterday Was Thursday

  1. Beautiful soldering! Thank you for taking the time to share! I can’t wait to see photos of the Diva bash! Y’all have fun!!
    hugs,
    jackie

  2. Joyce you did a great job soldering! I just took a couple of Sally’s class at A&S Asilomar and fell in love with Sally and Brad.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your charms look wonderful Joyce! And I’d like to know the trick to getting the tape to stick to the glass pebble when you solder it. I tried onw, burnished the heck out of the tape and as soon as I started soldering, the tape pulled back from the pebble and the pebble fell out. Don’t know what the secret is!

  4. Look what you did! They are amazing. Won’t you have fun using these in your projects? (I’m very jealous, but I’m trying hard to be nice.)
    Karen

  5. Look what you did! They are amazing. Won’t you have fun using these in your projects? (I’m very jealous, but I’m trying hard to be nice.)
    Karen

  6. Look what you did! They are amazing. Won’t you have fun using these in your projects? (I’m very jealous, but I’m trying hard to be nice.)
    Karen

  7. Look what you did! They are amazing. Won’t you have fun using these in your projects? (I’m very jealous, but I’m trying hard to be nice.)
    Karen

  8. I didn’t mean to post the dang comment THREE times! Typepad kept telling me there was an error. Goofy typepad. Sorry about the repeats.

  9. Joyce! RJ sent me your blog link since all my stuff (along with contact info!) is still sitting there waiting for my art fairy to unpack it. How did Mr.Sally tell you to hold the iron for jump rings? I didn’t manage to get one jump ring on in class, not one! I haven’t soldered since class but I am going to tomorrow…I found lots of those glass bubble things at my local $1 store today, so I am ready to play. Glad your class went well–I knew it would!

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