Sunday, January 3, 2010

Graceful New Year


Happy New Year to You all I hope 2010 will be a better one for everyone than last year.
I told you I would show you what I was up to when I went and played with my friend Chris in Perth.
Chris is an extremely talented Artist and while I was over there Chris who loves textile art also has turned her hand to Casting .I didn’t realise how much work was involved in the whole process until she showed me with some twigs I was wanting cast.
Here is a necklace I have designed for a class In Brisbane February 13th and 14th this year.


As soon as I saw Chris cast Doll heads I knew they would make such a cool necklace.
The body is an etched book with pages inside.
I can’t wait to see the Brissie girl again I have been up there the last 3 years I think it is now, and I can’t wait. We always have a great time and a lot of laughs.
For bookings for the class you can contact the Lovely Vanessa Henry who always organising everything so smoothly. I will be teaching The Doll Necklace and a Bezel class with the resin ice and another paper themed class.
There might even be a special appearance by Captain Underpants!



37 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh I want to meet Captain Underpants. LOL Beautiful necklace Jen, absoutley fabulous, wish I could come and play with you and the Brissie girls..

jilly said...

Fabulous Jen. Soooo looking forward to it!
xxJ

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! This is breathtaking to me! I keep going back to look at it. Hmmmmmmmmmmm; Capt. Underpants???? :)

Happy New Year!

Svetlana said...

This is sensational Jen. I can't wait for March to make another one.

WondrousStrange said...

This is just wonderful....I am so totally envious of your play session and your creation!

Lorri said...

Oh Jen this is stunning!
Every little detail - I wanted to see more and more.
I wish I could be there for your class... If you are doing any classes or even playing again in Perth, I would love to know :)

vintage moon studio said...

Totally awesome necklace Jen... once again, why is AU so far away???? Wishing you good health and much continued creativity throughout the new year! Lots of love - Deb

Chany said...

Dear Jean, happy new year!!!

Chany desde Argentina

drmarty62 said...

So gorgeous Jen. Will you bring her to Melbourne in March?

kelsey said...

The doll head cast is absolutely perfect for this necklace Jen!!! Love it totally!!!!

Captain Underpants reigns supreme...long live CU! lol

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Oh my Jen
I love it...shame the Feb one is so close to March retreat as I can't afford to do both WAH.What is the doll caste with Jen.It's perfect for the necklace.
hugs
Annette

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow ,this is oh so cool.Sounds like a lot of fun too.

Dot said...

Love this necklace Jen. The girls in Brisbane will love your class.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh Jen, LOVE this pieces. One of my favs I must admit, you talented little thing you. Wish I could take the class...love the cast head. Happy New Year!!

kanishk said...

gorgeous Jen. Will you bring her to Melbourne in March?
wagyu kobe beef

Queen Of Toys said...

Jen really elegant I love it pitty you are doing this in Brissy, you really should do it at the retreat in March. HHHmmmmm must have a little talk with FF2 about that.

Seth said...

This is so beautiful. So clever to use a book as the body!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

It's gorgeous Jen !!! I wish you an Happy New Year !!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is amazing! such sweetness and coolness and ahhhh I am drooling! Happy New Year to you! :)

Kerin said...

What a gorgeous piece!!! Very very cool.

Diana said...

Oh, my goodness, I am in love with your piece and the cast doll's head is a must have. I know your class will be a sell out. You are such a talented lady! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Diana

Julie H said...

oooh that doll is just wonderful - of course the whole necklace is - you are amazing!

Jeanette Janson said...

What an amazing necklace!! I love, love, love the casting.

Brenda Grace said...

HI Jen

Just like every other well deserving comment - this one is just so so o yummy! I'm with the QOToys and beg you to look into adding something in march for those of us who are not so lucky to live close by. A great New Year to you to and thanx so much for dropping by my blog - Stanley is on his way home soon!

Chany said...

Maravilloso, felicitaciones, feliz año nuevo!!! Chany

Karen Cole said...

This is just beautiful Jen. Something I do not do in copper is etch. Hmmmmm.

I love the detail and the neutral colors.

Congrats on all of the great teaching gigs. The classes truly look exciting.

Happy New Year to you too!!!!

Kim said...

Lordy Jen, this is magnificent! I love this piece! Great ideas combining the head and book pieces. I have visions of a sudden appearance by the captain at the workshop singing the Queen song 'I want to break free', ROFL! Oh too funny, the word verification is suffer! LOL!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Ya know what I really need?? A Transporter (like in Star Trek) then I could pop in and take a class. Awesome creations you do.
Happy Creative Week To You!
Marcie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I could take a class but I live some oceans away.

Happy New Year!

Julia

Heather Robinson said...

This piece just makes me yearn to hop on a plane so that I can join you at your class. The pairing of your talents truly has produced such a remarkable piece!!

Jacky said...

Oh Jen, are you teaching the doll necklace down here????? I just love it! Would love to learn how to cast like that.

Looking forward to catching up at the retreat again this year...maybe a trip to Bunnings will be in order again?

Jacky xox

Night Owl Designs said...

I adore this piece Jen. How fun!

yawning_greyhound said...

So do you do online classes or sell the instructions/kit for us stranded-from-Brisbane yanks?

Thanks!
Marcia in Colorado, USA

Cindy said...

Jen, I agree with so many here...if only you were not so far away...would sign up for this beautiful class in a heart beat. Maybe one day there will be an online workshop like the previous commentor suggested! :-)
Cindy

dime store daze said...

wow what a fantastic piece, just love it.

Leslie said...

This is beautiful! I wish I could attend your class!

Don said...

The cast head and etched cover make this a superb piece. Love it.