I have wanted to do more metal work, so my first class at Bead and Button was with Robyn Cornelius. Robyn is a wonderful metal smith and I was very excited to take her "Spinner Rings" class.
Robyn make working with silver look so easy. You can tell she has years of experience under her belt. She was very helpful and guided the whole class in filing, texturing, sawing, soldering, polishing and folding.
We were all pleased with the end result.
Robyn paints the inside of her rings with liver of sulfur and achieves the amazing colors. I had never tried that before and will be playing a bit with the idea. You can see the colors change with each brushstroke.
While my attempt pales in comparison to Robyn's, I am pleased with the result.
You can see more of Robyn's work (and glimpse the gorgeous colors of her patinas) on her website.
You can also buy Robyn's tutorials from her etsy shop. Her waved bangle is next on my ever-growing list.