Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vintaj Workshop

I was able to spend yesterday attending a Vintaj Workshop in Galena, Illinois!! (Vintaj website -- Vintaj blog).   I've actually been buying vintaj metal for some time but not really doing anything with it.... I just knew that I loved it.  I picked up a few of the new DecoEmboss folders and a DecoEtch die when they came out recently (if you scroll down a couple posts you will see a card that I used a Vintaj embossed leaf blank on)... and then I learned about this workshop.... I had to go :-))  I drove over Friday and roomed with the wonderful Lori Hassle and her sweet mom and then Lori and I attended the workshop Saturday.  Jess (Vintaj educator) and Betsy were fabulous!!!!  I had an amazing time and learned sooooooooooo much!!!!!  

This first picture is of all the pieces we worked with but didn't get made into a finished project.  We were able to try all the Emboss and Etch dies/folders along with using paint, alcohol inks, regular embossing powders and clear UTEE.  Totally amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

A few close-ups.

Here are 2 pair of earrings that we made.  We learned how to rivet... yay!!!!  It was much easier than I imagined, lol.

2 bracelets that we made.

A necklace that I didn't get finished.  The focal point is done.. we punched extra holes in the bird and curled one wing to use for attaching.  The frame below the bird we used embossing powders in, added small Vintaj elements and covered with the clear UTEE.  I'll be sure and share a pic when I get the necklace finished.

Here is a close-up of the bird and frame.

All materials were provided and tools to use.... the workshop was worth every penny... totally fabulous (I think I said that before)... if you've thought about taking one of their workshops, don't hesitate!!!


SusanK said...

Very cool! Maybe next time I can join you!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pieces... thanks for sharing! Bet you and Lori had a fabulous time!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- these pieces are beautiful!!! What a great class- lucky you!!!

Linda Cain said...

Looks like you had a blast and made some fabulous treasures! YAY!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the round piece with embossing powders...gorgeous colors!


Suzee Murphy said...

these are just wonderful ! x

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Candy C said...

Those are beautiful, Wanda!!! WOW!!! Love them all!!!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Wanda,
I am sorry i havent been around the blogs til now. I always know i am missing fabulous art when its your blog too. I love these beautiful pieces, especially the bottom one, I would love to do this kind of art... maybe one day :)
hugs June xxx

Ally White Cat said...

wanda these are just beautiful. you should feel so proud of this work. It is lovely.

susan salyer

Lori said...

It was so fun! And all the pieces turned out amazing! Loved spending some time with you too!

Irene said...

What fabulous results.

Kay S said...

I love it all. If you want to teach a class, I'm sure several would pay to come. I would.

Terri said...

*Swoon*!!! Wow, you have created some truly lovely items here! You must have had so much fun. I would love to go to one of those classes too. I have been buying this companies wares for a few years now. I love their designs.
Thanks so much for sharing with us. And thank you for visiting me and your very kind comments about my new tutorial.