I had five lovely ladies from Bunbury and Busselton staying with me for the weekend. They had a great time making silver jewellery on one day and faux turquoise on the other.
These are earrings and pendants in the making. After moulding, texturing and shaping the clay has to dry out so all the water content is evaporated.
After firing the silver is burnished , polished and patina is sometimes added.
In the evening we went out to dinner at the Yanchep Inn Restaurant wearing the silver jewellery.
The next day was making beads and earrings with polymer clay. We imitated turquoise by mixing several different colours together to form the beads.
The ladies all had a good time and Erin wrote this about their weekend :
'Pam is a professional artisan demonstrating a very broad & intricate understanding of many types of media. Her professional and life experiences combine to make workshops not only creatively satisfying, but informative and entertaining. Pam's gentle teaching manner, appreciation of the environment and knowledge of local history and culture make for the ideal host. After spending a memorable weekend with four friends staying in Pam's large, clean and homely bed and breakfast, I have come away feeling refreshed and creatively connected. Thank you Pam and I'm looking forward to another weekend with you and the girls in the future!' Erin Sullivan, Busselton.