(Click on the photo above-the girls are so cute close up!)
We tried a new class last night: all teen girls, fourteen and fifteen years old, 8th and 9th graders! A mom attending a previous class had requested it, so we thought we'd give it a try. Her daughter's and my daughter's friends attended, eight in all, and made glittered-word charms, plus hammer/stamped sterling silver word charms. They each went home with their creations strung on a ball chain, and they did a BEAUTIFUL JOB!
The hammered/stamped word charm was a new experiment for us. I had cut little 3/8" x 1 and 1/8" tags out of a sheet of sterling silver and drilled a hole in the ends. The girls filed the edges and corners, and then took my steel letter stamps and pounded in a word. The sterling is so soft, that it didn't take much force at all to get a good indentation.
Black was rubbed in to highlight the word and then the charms were polished. Here are close-ups of two of the finished products:
Of course, lots of silliness ensued along the way. . .
I almost forgot to mention, we had 4 little babies also in attendance:
The 8th-grade 'moms' had to bring their flour-sack-babies along with them as part of a school project. Chris got a kick out of the extra 'students' attending our class:
It was a fun evening for all of us. And a really great group of girls!