Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tammy Jones, New Lampwork Beadmaker- Wow!
I met my new friend, Tammy Jones on the internet. I love reading Jewelry Making Daily's emails and metal jewelry artist/editor Tammy had mentioned in a post, that she had always wanted to try lampwork. So I wrote her and told her that I would love to teach her. (Heck, I felt like I knew her, because I had been enjoying her posts and I love to teach private lessons.)
So Tammy drove hours and came to my home studio for some fun. And I have to tell you, she took to it immediately. I was amazed. You see that cupcake? She made it after a few hours at the torch. I can't tell you how impressed I am.
I didn't know how to take an artful photo of what Tammy made, because I was showing her how to use wires and form beads on the ends of them. (the wires makes the shot look cluttered.) But you can see a leaf and a stamped flower bud on wires and the rest were on mandrels. She made a red rose and girl's face too. In the bottom corner, is her very first and only donut bead ever.
Needless to say, she aced her first class and I look forward to seeing how she incorporates her new skills in her jewelry. The new friendship was a real bonus and Tammy, can't wait for your next visit!