Monday, June 22, 2009

Bird Nest


One of the four day classes that I recently took in Alabama was with

Deryn Mentock - jewelry/wire artist extraordinaire.

We had painted a portrait on a canvas the day before (with DJ) and then she taught us some really cool techniques to make a wire wrap for it.
I have never worked with wire before (unless you count stringing a fence for horses...) so it was all new to me.
Deryn is a really good teacher - she is so patient. It really shows that she wants the students to understand and take new skills home with them.
I'd love to take another class with her - just what I need, huh?
Another hobby, another craft...
Anyway - here is my Bird Nest that I made last night!
Deryn gave us a tutorial on making the nest (go here - get yours).
It is so clear and easy to understand that even I could follow the directions by myself at home!
I added 3 little pearl-like beads that she gave us ( I also bought some of the same color from her) in our classroom kit.
I haven't completely finished my beaded wire framework but I will soon. It's THIS close...

5 comments:

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow, Carol! Your painting with wirework looks just beautiful. You did a great job on the nest. Glad the tutorial was easy to follow!

Joanne Huffman said...

Great job - both at paining AND at wire wrapping.

Joanne

Martha Lever said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE fest! AHHHHHHH...Ouuuuu....wonderful!!!

kathy mc said...

Beautiful Carol. Love her hair.

Debbie said...

I found your blog through Martha and agree with her. Your doodlings are so nice! I love the girl you painted too! Thanks for sharing.