Thursday, October 16, 2008

Red Lead Workshop


I had the opportunity this past weekend to take a workshop at Red Lead Paperworks in St. Louis. It was called "The Teeny Tiny Mica Metal Book Lace Workshop." It was so much fun get to shop in the store in person. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris and Sharon who own the shop and are the creative pair behind all the wonderful creations there including their own line of gorgeous, whimsical rubber stamps. I spent a couple hours Friday afternoon wandering around the store looking at all the art work and treasures, asking questions and peeking over their shoulders...it was wonderful! The workshop on Saturday was attended by a great group of women...some I have come to know through the Red Lead Yahoo group. It was a real treat to meet in person some of the people I've been trading ATC's and charms with. The workshop was great...Chris shared her recipe for adding patina to copper and I learned so much about working with metal and mica. Plus, I just love the way the book lace turned out! Chris and Sharon were such fun and gracious hosts, everyone had a great time and turned out some beautiful pieces...I can't wait to be able to go back again!









































































5 comments:

KardKrazy said...

This is a fabulous project...such a beautiful creation. Lucky you!

Catherine said...

Linda, Your booklace is gorgeous! Even prettier "in person". I love the patina and also the images you chose. It's a lovely, lovely piece of art jewelry!

Linda said...

Oh Linda! If only I had known you were in town, I would have RAN down to the store to meet you in person! If you do come back to St. Louis, please let me know and we can meet up and I can show you more great art spots! (although Red Lead is THE best!) So sorry I missed you! Linda

beth, lisa and amy said...

Linda...love the necklace...I hope you wear it next time you are in the shop...

Miss you, Lisa

Lyneen said...

this is amazing... can't wait to try and make one myself!!!