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.