I came across this vintage handbag a couple of years ago at the local Salvation Army store for only $3! I love it...circa 1960 and so very Mad Men!!!!
What is sad is that it is time to retire it. :( The handle is done!!!
It's just heart breaking! On another note....
I took a class in precious metal clay a while back but never blogged about it. Probably because I was disappointed with my work!
We worked with PMC3 and here are my pieces before being fired. I know....they look like crap!
The instructor was new to PMC and she expected the pieces to come out of the kiln black and I wanted my pieces to look rough. The opposite happened and they came out white...looking like chaulk.
The clay is not easy to work with. I forget how many ounces there were but the piece was so tiny and tricky to add designs to. Was I expecting a huge clump of almost pure silver to work with?! Who knows!
After being fired, the pieces needed to be sanded with several pieces of paper from extremely course to very fine.
After sanding, I sort of like my hearts. I may make a little necklace and earrings set with these pieces....not sure yet.
Classes are great. I learned that PMC is not for me but I did have fun in the class! It has also given great respect for those of you who do work with PMC! Pottery is more up my alley. I should have some cool pictures in April to post of our creations!
I wish my saturdays were this relaxing!!!!! Do they know how great their life is? Emmett looks angry that I disrupted his slumber!