The scream heard around the world.
When my sister Ingrid first called me and told me what she had
planned for us when I went up for a visit to NY for her birthday...well
..I just couldn't believe it.
Originally we planned to do as we always do..
but when the words came out of her mouth she said..
actually we are driving from NY to Virginia...
Driving to Virginia and taking a Stephanie Lee metal smith Class.
Head hit floor.
Then came the scream.
So I arrived Thursday night in NY,about 10pm,
and the next morning we packed up the supplies needed for the class,
and headed out on our adventure..
It took about 7 hours to get to Virginia and we chatted,ate,laughed,
all the way there...
When we arrived we checked into our hotel,ordered more yummy food....
and laughed some more.
Saturday morning,with nerves in my belly we met up with the class.
Here we are in the class..
that's me on the left and Ingrid on the right.
Here's Stephanie teaching the class..
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and the pieces she passed around were all so beautiful..almost wanted to cry with joy as I held them...
every corner..every inch..filled with tasty morsels for the creative soul..
Now if this magical class was not enough..and meeting Stephanie was not enough..and going on a road trip with sis was not enough..well..
.. I also had a wonderful chance to meet Cindy from http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com/..Omygoodness..what a special treat..
-Cindy,it was soooo great meeting you.Hugs my friend.
Now you might be asking ...Soooo did Cat learn anything at this once in a lifetime class..
3-The torch is my friend.
The plan for the class was to create a necklace that can also be changed to a bracelet.Well I didn't have a chance to finish mine so I finished it at home and later decided to completely separate the pieces.The main bezel piece was moved to a altered bottle I was working on.The bezel was created using assorted metals,solder,mica,crystal and wire....
...The sterling silver chain was turned into a simple large loop bracelet with crystal.
Sometimes..there just aren't enough words to express how you really feel..sometimes your gratitude is to big that it fills up your entire heart with joy..leaving your mouth empty and tongue-tied..Sometimes..you want more than anything to tell those that have touched your life how much happiness they bring you...and you just cant find the right words..and so..here I am..saying it all...sharing it in a way that others too can hear my heart .. and free this blessing into the night sky.
Thanks Sis.As always,
thank you so much for stopping by