Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays)
This is Mary Hettsmansperger teaching us to make a wire mesh on a spiral. She had so many pieces that were incredibly interesting to me for future ideas. I was so very excited to learn this mesh technique.
This piece is quilted with wire! Oh, my! And that circle is copper wire that has been spiraled.
Mica! New ideas! It can be sewn through! Oh yes! Windows potential!
Copper turns blue.........and purple!
My leaves on a piece of bark from my river birch. Now I need to preserve my bark so it won't crumble........I need another class!
One of my leaves. So I need that hammer too, oh no.....more tools!
Fire blacked leaf, hammered and shaped.
this is a piece of copper, shaped to a cone, and wire mesh made over it.
When I came home with two days worth of work and showed everyone, it seemed like such a small amount of work for two days packed full of exciting things. But it was an incredible learning experience every second.
We watched techniques then had hands on work time. It was a prefect mix of both.
Definitely seek this lady out for classes.