Metalsmith -Instructor- Jewlery Artist

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Art is You, 3 ring circus!


I  spent 4 blissfully art filled days last week  with Richard Salley and Jessica Jordon for their rings 3 ways and bracelet classes. Had a blast, learned a few new things and made some really nice pieces!
First up was the spinner ring:
Next up turquoise ring.. I decided to try a double setting with some pierced hearts in the back..Jessica taught me how to solder a lot of things all at once :) 

And the back side ;
 filling my ring tank, so I chose to make a enameled pendant

Showed a class mate how to torch fire white

But my favorite piece was this awesome balance beam braeclet! The class example was in copper .  I really wanted to do it in sterling and it came out pretty awesome,
 I think! 

But the best part of all is I met some old friends and made some wonderful new friends too! Can't wait to go back for more in April 2015!

Hope I've inspired you!




2 comments:

Molly Kirkpatrick said...

WOW! Your work is really beautiful. I so wished I lived in California so I could learn from you and take some of your classes. I am all the way in Birmingham, Alabama. I'm learning how to solder on my own right now. We have zero classes here, so it's a little tough. I'm using books and youtube at the moment. I just wanted to say thank you, Leslie, for your inspiration! :)

Leslie Villarreal said...

Hi Molly! I really haven't looked at this old blog for a long time! you can find my recent work on my website lesliekailvillarreal.com. My free videos are there too and of course on you tube. Keep on smithing girl! HUGS