here, and here; I've subsequently taken more classes in specific techniques, including hollow forms, and also bracelets and enameled PMC, which I didn't write about on the blog. So it's no secret that I'm smitten with PMC!
Each summer, my PMC teacher packs up her entire studio of tools and textures, dehydrator, kiln, and more, and spends several days throughout the summer working with the kids at Double H to make themselves unique silver jewelry mementos. Today was the first time I was able to join her as a volunteer, and it was also my first time at the camp. We worked with older campers today, girls of I'm guessing around 14 years old. The necklaces pictured below and at the top of the post were made by a couple of girls I worked with.
After the girls finished making their pieces, and went to lunch and then rest period, we filed the rough edges, drilled holes, and went to lunch while the pieces fired. When we returned, we went to work adding patinas as desired, polishing, adding jump rings, and hanging the pendants onto necklace cords. I hope the girls are happy with their finished pieces! I think they are awesome!! Below, a few pieces from a different table of girls, who chose not to have patinas added to their work.