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On our way back from the Philippines, We decided to take a detour to Northampton Massachusetts. Northampton was were Calvin Coolidge made his political climb ( around 1900) to vice president, and eventually, President of the United States! Calvin Coolidge won a spot on the city council in 1903 in this city, and then the republican party organization chairman in 1904. He ran for and lost a ...
Once again I'm up early. I slept very well last night as I have every night since coming here. I have a fantastic roommate who also wakes early. I have enjoyed getting to know her. She will be back next year to work on her kiln glass.
I come down to the cafeteria to work on my blog and Sandy from Collage is already here. She is waiting for the airport shuttle to take her to Bradley Airport to fly home to ...
... party with a showing of everyone's art - starts at 5pm. I'm wearing a neckace and earrings that I made. I'm excited about them due to the fact that I was able to make two beads that matched to form a pair of earrings and a third bead to make the pendant.
Everyone made some beautiful pieces. See the pictures below to take in all the types of art produced during the classes. It's just amazing. I walk around giving out my personal cards to people ...
... and work to be done. But I will miss my new friends when we leave.
I'm told that Friday night is the best part of the week. Everyone from the various classes get to show off their work and the cafeteria/rec room becomes an art gallery. After dinner there is to be an auction of instructor pieces and pieces donated by the students. It sounds like a wonderful way to end a fantastic week.
... on to pins and earrings. My favorite - hammering the metal to flatten and make the wire stronger.
We are all interested in choosing our beads and putting together pieces of jewelry. I work mostly on making pendants out of the glass beads I made and practicing swirls and circles in the metal. One class member, Cindy, has an idea that she wants to put together and practices techniques to be able to create the ...
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