Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Retreat





I had the pleasure of traveling to South Haven MI this last week to attend a retreat hosted by Heather Powers of Humble Beads.   Heather shared with us her Inspirations of Nature.  We played with clay, metal and beads to make our inspirations......




Flower buds ...I had fun mixing my "leftovers" to create more color combinations



 
Berries and acorns.  In the top corner are my wired beads and steel links




 
 
 
We had a lot of fun with leaf making...first we fashioned leaves from brass sheets and then we made leaves from clay
 



We had a great group.  Erin of  tesori trovati jewelry  joined us and gave us some great tips too! 
 
 
The view out our back door.....
 
We came home with goody bags full and lots of new techniques to create with.
Thank you Heather for hosting a fabulous weekend.
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that lodge looks like an awesome place to R&R and share ideas, Kim. Jealous :(

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  2. So glad you had a great time Kim. I love those flower buds you made, I know that they are made from polymer clay but they look like they are made from silk.
    Therese

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  3. I was thinking the same thing as Therese~those buds look like fabric. And all the leaves are so pretty. What a gorgeous place to work for a few days!

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  4. I've been thinking of you - glad you had a good time at the retreat. I can't wait to see what you make with all of your new inspiration!

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  5. Wow, inspiration abounding! Sounds like a fabulous time.

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  6. I;m glad you had a good time. It looks like it was fun and productive. I love your flowers and leaves -- they look amazing.

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  7. Looks like a great time! and I love your beads and berries .... wonderfully warm colors!

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  8. Oh, I love art retreats. I just returned from my first one and am still on clouds! Looks like you had a wonderful time and made some beautiful things.

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