So what have I learned? Well last weekend I took a great metal smithing workshop with Shannon Kennedy of Cynosure at the Shenkman Art Centre. Although I've played around with metal for a few years I'd never taken a basic metal smithing course and sometimes found myself lacking in some of the basic techniques. So this course filled in a lot of gaps for me.
On the first day we made these two rings from copper and Sterling Silver.
The second day I made these earrings. My dragonfly's don't match too well so I may make them into necklaces instead. Or maybe I'll just keep them for myself as they are.
I continued on with the learning curve today by working in photoshop elements to make some new banners. As you can see above I did one for my blog. I also made another one for my Etsy shop. I think I'll probably be doing a little more fiddling with them but I'd love to hear what you think of them.
So what did you learn this week?