Monday, February 14, 2011

Heat Zone Work Shop and Gem Show

Last weekend I was able to attend the Heat Zone Workshop by Helen Blythe-Hart, where she taught a soldering method she calls the Heat Zone. We did some excercises to get used to using both hands the correct way while sodering, and then she had us do some soldering methods that involve less cleanup and less time. She was even nice enough to come to ASU to give a lecture! The workshop was held at Harold Studio, a metals studio in Phoenix that metalsmiths can rent to use for a very reasonable price.

Plaza where Harold Studio is in Phoenix

Harold Studio front door

It's in a really pretty plaza

Awesome seahorse sculpture

Inside Harold Studio


Rolling mill and tools that renters can use

HB showing how to solder

Torch flame!

My sample


On Friday I went to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show! Here are some images of what I got while there! Some of these will be made into jewelry soon!



Herkimer Diamonds

Petrified Wood

Aquamarine cabouchons

Green amethyst and pink topaz

Happy Valentine's Day!

Olive smelling the beautiful roses that my sweet boyfriend sent to me!

Ariel wants to smell too!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Michelle, it was so good to meet you and get you all fired up! Not that I'm carrying a torch for you, but you were a lovely assistant at ASU!
    Stay in the Zone,