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Monday, June 22, 2015

Jewelry Workshops with Kieu Pham Gray Recap

What a wonderful weekend!  It was packed with all kinds of awesome classes with world renowned jewelry artist, Kieu Pham Gray!  She was an excellent teacher with a fun, energetic spirit.  We are so happy that we were able to bring her out to Ligonier.  We had our classes in the new Lower Level Art Center at Main Exhibit Gallery and it was a great space.  There was plenty of room and natural light.  Plus, Mandy and Paul are such gracious hosts!  We will definitely work with them again!

The book signing and trunk show were also a big success!  We are so honored that people braved the torrential rain and high winds to come out to the event!

Here's a sampling of the projects that I made in class!  The first night, we made a bracelet and had an introduction to soldering.  The second day we had two workshops.  In the morning we made the basket-weave silver pendant and in the afternoon we made a ring.  (My ring looks a little bit different than the others in class, because I decided to leave the pearl out.)  On the third day of workshops, we had an extended session where we learned how to bezel set stones.  It was a very enjoyable and educational weekend!

We will definitely invite Kieu to come back.  She was an excellent teacher and such a treat to work with!  Keep your eyes peeled for future Weekend Intensive Workshops offered through Allegory Gallery!