Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Classes - Part 2 - Melissa Manley

Metals and Enameling
I met Melissa as we sat down to lunch at a table at the Bead and Button Show.
We start to talk about bifocals, trifocals, and the problems we had working on our crafts with them.
Melissa mentioned that she had an opening in a couple of her classes.
As soon as we left the table, I was registering for her metal and enameling class scheduled for the next day!
I finally learned how to enamel metals!
At last!  I am waiting to get some time to try them here at home!
Before I forget, here's a link to Melissa's Etsy store.
She's a fantastic metal smith!

We made puffy hearts.
Then, we enameled them.

Here are the results!

The colors didn't turn out exactly as I hoped on this one, but I plan to add a lampwork heart to it.
I'll wire the heart into place.
I think it's going to look great!

This heart is my favorite!!
I love the way the colors interacted and blended.  I also love wearing it!

This is another artist I would recommend that, if you ever have the chance,
You will not regret it!
Our chance meeting was a true blessing!
Stay tuned for more!

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Very cool Mallory! I love enameled beads, but have decided to NOT add it to my list of stuff to learn. I'll just be happy admiring your work and the work of others.