Design a small whimsical wall hanging or ornament with a few simple, everyday materials. These carefree creations are incredibly fun to make!
Pull out your treasured found objects to adorn your whimsical designs, adding things like arms, legs, wings, halos, stamped words or bezels. You could make shapes from houses to animals. There’s no limit! Unlock your imagination and then make it happen!
Here are some techniques you will learn in this workshop:
Design a pattern
Cut and file metal
Preparing metal for torch soldering
Solder with a micro butane torch
How to solder with rhinestone chain
Learn about the supplies necessary to solder
Stamping words on to metal
Create a face frame
Learn to sweat solder
How to add patina and hand finish
Learn to wire components together, and add a hanger element
How to attach fabric to metal
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
After retiring from a grinding career in media, she returned to her passion…art. A jewelry designer for fifteen years, Riki has taught for the last half dozen. She began with mixed media jewelry making, studying with the masters of the craft. Lately she has explored watercolor and acrylic painting. With her love of travel, watercolor art journaling is a new passion.
In the past, you could find her designs in juried art festivals, as well as various boutiques nationally. Riki even had her own line of cast dog image jewelry for many years. She has been featured many times in prestigious art publications such as Stampington’s Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire and Belle Armoire Jewelry.
Teaching has become the focus of Riki’s outlet now. She often teaches at national mixed media retreats like Art Unraveled, Adorn Me, Vivi Magoo and Art is You. We’re proud to say this year marks Riki’s fifth year as an instructor with Artful Gathering. She enjoys teaching on line workshops, saying “I love being able to reach students worldwide, in the convenience of their home”. Be sure to check out Riki’s workshops. Students come back often with glowing reviews about her fun classes, saying she provides highly detailed instruction, packed full of techniques.
Riki’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include, Petite Photo Frames, Musical Delights, Stackable Boho Bangles, Downton Heirloom Cuff Bracelets, Overcoming the Fear of Fire, Whimsical Teensies, Sweet Tweets, and Romantic Relic Frames.