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JusJoJan – Busy, busy

I remember chuckling because my mother-in-law stayed so busy when she retired. Now I get it. We finally get to stay busy doing what we want!

I finally got around to taking some photos of the jewelry I’ve been making. These are some of the photos from David and Molly’s Silveramics ®️ Workshop. (Design concepts by David and Molly.)  I hear there are still openings for their February class in Mexico!

The focal points of the jewelry pieces are made from blended colors of porcelain clay. It was such a great workshop and now that I know more what to expect, I have more ideas!

58E1A9A1-4867-4C95-8812-9AECD519E141I also finally got around to polishing the last pair of earrings I made. These are my own design. Sterling silver with a textured interior. This is the thing. I worked hard to make these. Afterward, I learned a much easier way to make the curve. So, I live and learn! The next time, it will go much faster.

This afternoon we are going to help my grandson celebrate his 18th birthday. I cannot believe how fast this time has flown.

It seems like only yesterday…


This post is part of Linda Hill’s Just Jot It January writing inspiration. Today’s inspiration word was given to us by Saumya.

 

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Long Overdue Monday Missive

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It got chilly here last night. I did not want to get out of bed and come downstairs. Our house is one of those houses that doesn’t really get warm when winter cold strikes. My house advice is always wear slippers with a sole and prepare to layer, layer, layer. The entire back of our house is made up of windows and if not careful, the heat could run nonstop. It has finally warmed up to 28° F outside so it’s almost balmy.

We had a great weekend attending a Silveramics®️ workshop at the studios of Molly Sharp and David Voorhees. They are both successful artists, David a potter and Molly a metalsmith. Together they created a unique process of combining porcelain and silver to create beautiful jewelry. It was a full three days of creating marbled porcelain pieces and, after firing, combining those pieces with sterling silver. I will take photos later today and post them on my blog.

David and Molly also take their workshop on the road. They will be teaching at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February and at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC in August. You need not have any experience working with clay or silver to takes these classes. They excel in teaching even rank beginners to make beautiful pieces. And both locations are pretty sweet getaway choices!

As a result of our three-day creative journey, I am woefully behind in reading blogs and getting a few things done around the house. Priorities being what they are, I am putting blog reading at the top of my list. 😊 I will be catching up with you today. I missed JusJoJan yesterday, but I will catch up with a post later today.

I did a reasonable job keeping up with my 37 day writing class but last night I succumbed to going to bed early so I have some catch up to do there as well. I am also on day 45 of recording videos for 100 days. I have managed to keep up with the videos. They help keep me centered and focused on how I am feeling each day. Good therapy for me.

Now, I am going to hit publish and go read some blogs. There is also a second cup of coffee calling my name. Hear it?