Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chain Chain Chain, Chaining Fool

I'm back from William Holland, and I had the best time!

I took Chainmaille - and here are all the projects I made in class - it was a tremendously productive, and fun, week! I learned SO many new patterns, and can't wait to do more! I am so hooked on this!

Instead of staying at the school, as I usually do, I had been invited to stay at my friend Kathy's gorgeous mountain home near the school. This is the view from her deck! We had gorgeous weather, and Bailey got to go, too, so he didn't have to stay in the kennel, which was so nice for both of us.

Kathy teaches Wire-wrapping, Bead-weaving, and Cold Connections at William Holland, but last week she took Enameling (while I was taking Chain), and this is the gorgeous bracelet she made. Now I want to take Enameling!

Kathy has two dogs - Tai, a cocker spaniel, and Kuda, a precious Yorkie-poo puppy. Here, Bailey tolerates Kuda's kisses.

Bailey says he will blog about the trip when he recovers - he is still sleeping it off!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Did you have fun or what!? Gorgeous (wish I could underline that) creations and the location where you stayed is beautiful too! So glad you all enjoyed yourselves!! (big pat on the head for Bailey)

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Sharon - it was an unbelievable week!

Regal Beads said...

beautiful work!! I LOVE the colour you used, it just adds so much!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Kim!
All my wire, in about 20 different colors, arrived, and so did the jump ring cutting system.

Now I am trying to figure out where to put everything!