Saturday, February 20, 2010

Teens + Glitter =

(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!


  1. Was that just last night? It seems like it was days ago. Great job on the entry, as usual. Chris

  2. What wondrously beautiful girls! The product of lush Oregon climate and good nutrition, I guess! Oh, and their charms were great, too! =)
    Looking forward to next week!