Monday, August 20, 2012

Gillian and Bill- Wedding Band Workshop

Today marks the first of my Wedding Band Workshops, and what a day it was! Many thanks to Gillian and Bill, who were the first to inspire me to offer these workshops!
We began the day with the introduction to the studio, tools, equipment, and procedures... plowing ahead into some sterling prototypes, which proved immensely helpful at reducing stress.
Then came time to make THE rings! And wow, did they "get" it! Excellent students, Gillian and Bill intuitively followed instructions and knew what they were after. They were able to create these gorgeous handmade wedding bands for each other, an event they will likely never forget, and will prove to be so meaningful as they build their new lives together. I am feeling extremely privileged to have taken some part in this endeavor with them.
The day was fun, full of learning and imparting of knowledge and craft, interrupted by a lunch "on the porch", consisting of grilled panini sandwiches, pesto tortellini and specialty brewed beers from "The Good Beer Store", of Fryeburg, Maine.
Returning to the studio after a much needed break, Gillian and Bill continued work on their 14K Gold Wedding Bands, by filing, sanding, and preparing for polishing. It was a long day filled with much love and laughter.
I am honored to have been host to this special event.
Hats off to you, Gillian and Bill!

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