Saturday, June 25, 2011

The goodies

Yesterday arrived the package from Annica. I was so happy when I saw the stones! I have amethysts, aquamarines and watermelon tourmalines!
I still don't know what I will do with these precious stones, but something willl come to my mind.

I got the shark tooth necklace that Edi made for me. I love it! I will take pictures and post them. She does an amazing work. And she was the perfect person for the job.
Back in 1987 I made a class trip to Ica, Paracas and Nazca, in the south of Peru. There's a place in the middle of the desert you can still find shark teeth or whale bones. 

Here are the pictures:

To keep you updated, I just came back from the ER because of a migraine and I missed a dinner with my friends from school...
I should go lay down and hydrate.

Thank you for taking your time reading my posts.

I forgot to mention Edi's shop on Etsy: you can see the beautiful work she does with wire.
I can't stop saying that I am very happy with my necklace, after all I waited fourteen years to wear the tooth!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend, homework, beginnings.

I can't believe how fast days are passing. I'm going to start my second month of jewelry classes next Tuesday. It includes drawing (or drowing?). I have my sketch book, my pencil, eraser, and many rules: I don't know how do you say "escuadra" in english. It's the rule with a 90º angle. I have my compass also and I am very excited to start this new part of the course.
The classes end on september and by then, we will have to make a jewelry collection with at least eighteen pieces, in paper of course! 
For the first time in my life I am going to do a proper jewelry collection.

I like this classes, the teacher is very young but passionate about what she teaches. I had to stay at home on Tuesday because of a dog emergency and I was feeling uncomfortable with missing a class, just the class I didn't want to miss! 
Anyway, the dog is fine and for the first time in my life I am happy to do my homework  with a week of anticipation.
The homework for this week (last Thursday) was creating a piece following a subject we did in class. I chosed Art Deco. Personally, I love Art Nouveau but I wanted to do something different, something geometric. And also I did a piece I have never thought of doing: a brooch. 
The teacher has the homeworks so I can't show you what I did, which was a combination of Art Deco fabric designs but à la Vivi style. I added a barroque pearl to put a little of my liking of the Art Nouveau, but it looks eclectic as the teacher said. Otherwise, my homework was fine.
Oh, I forgot to mention I was the second in explaining my piece to the class. Usually I am very shy, extremely shy, when I was at school I would hide or get sick before standing up in front of the class; I don't have that problem anymore.