Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wonderful Class with Diana Frey

Yesterday, I was so excited to take a class taught by the fabulous Diana Frey who is from San Luis Obispo, CA. The class was held at a great shop called Femmage in Benicia, CA.

Below is a picture of my finished necklace on the Santos bust.
Here's a close up shot.
Here's my necklace in the early stage after soldering all the metal pieces together but before I patinated it and added the embellishments.
Diana taught an easy soldering technique that made putting all the metal piece together so fun and quick.
Below are the other necklaces made in class by the other students. They were all amazing!
My sister Lana made this beautiful piece.
Made by the teacher, Diana Frey
Made by Diana Frey
If you ever get a chance to take a class with Diana, jump at it. She's a very talented artist and you learn so much from her!

A couple other items to share. I'm still enjoying taking the course, "More Sketchbook Exploration" from Lisa Congdon from the Creative Bug on-line site. Here's my drawing from her second lesson that she taught. Very simple illustrations, but it's really fun to draw and color.

I've also been buying some of her books on her line drawing, "Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers", "Botanicals", and "From The Garden" placemats (shown below).
 Below are a couple of pages from the placemats.
I love the designs and colors she uses.
I couldn't think of using the placemats for what they're really intended for so I cut up the flowers and for a personal touch added my own hand drawn stems. I glued them on a white card stock that I had glued some vintage text paper to.  There you have it fun and easy cards!

And last but not least, I wanted to share my calendar page for October. I'm subscribed to Christy Tomlinson's monthly Planner kit and used mostly her embellishments for this spread. It was really fun to decorate!

Have a great week!


  1. Such a pleasure to have you join us in class Connie. Loved your finished piece.

  2. I to am a member of Christy's club.....My fav was this past month~~~ Your necklace is beautiful!!!! I love Diana's jewelry~~~ Thank you for sharing......
    Laura H :) xo