Saturday Tin Litho Play Date

Spent the day (and into the late evening) at my friend Linda B's house yesterday learning something fun.  


The weather was just GORGEOUS, so we worked inside and outside throughout the day.


Carolyn Waitt - (one of MY all-time favorite mixed media instructors!) showing all of us how to be safe 
when cutting "real" tin to make tin litho charms . . .


Linda piecing one of her charms together

Bob (Linda's husband) even got in on the fun after returning from his Saturday morning art class

The tin litho charms were made to go on a chain bracelet, but I'm thinking I may start another one of those charm necklaces (I seem to like so much).


Here's Carolyn giving all of us a wire-wrapping demo inside. . .
And here are the charms I made . . .
Look at the teeny tiny eyelets we attached 
to the 2-sided charms!  


So what did I do today?  Well, I went on Ebay to look for some "real" tin cans. I won an auction of 4 Fossil watch tins before I headed out to enjoy the Southern California sunshine.  


Do you think that Linda, Martha (who was visiting from the Palm Springs area) and I really like our Cindy Forrester earrings?!  All three of us were wearing them yesterday!  Hi Cindy - we love you *smiles*
I hope everyone has a great week ahead!  What will YOU create?

15 comments:

cigarboxbeads said...

yay, sherry! great pictures--and i'm glad i finally got to see your tin can goodies! i didn't get a good look at them yesterday--
i worked on my bracelet last night- my biggest problem is wirewrapping--my fingers just won't 'go that way'! ;>0

fun to see you again, too--

marilyn g

jerseytjej said...

I SO want to visit you and see some of these wonderful goodies in person!!! Arting along is so limiting and I have yet to see one of these wonderful talents here! Gina

forresterdesigns said...

Wow, those tin charms are gorgeous...you ladies are something else!!!! Wish I could have been there to play!!! I love you ladies too!!! Maybe one of these days

xoxoxo Cindy

Linda Elbourne said...

The tin charms are fabulous ... what a cool idea and such vibrant colours ... and I am sooooooo jealous ... the weather looks great!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW your charms are ..... CHARMING Yes they are ... each and every one!
oxo

Sarah said...

If I had known how to do this, I would have saved the life of a lot of tins!!! These look fabulous, Sherry.

Lori Saul said...

What a wonderful array of art and fun projects beautifully displayed. I have enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog and look forward to returning!

Lori said...

Looks absolutely fab! Love the use of tin, so creative!

Nanc said...

You will so love working with tin. I took a wonderful class at ArtFest and found out about these scissors. I don't know if this was mentioned in the class but you must get yourself some Joyce Chen scissors that you can find on line in a kitchen shop or on ebay. They were made for cutting chicken, etc in the kitchen. They cut tin like butter and don't leave a sharp edge. Of course, I only use mine for tin cutting.

La Poeta said...

Love the charms! I'd like to know how you dull the sharp edges, and is there a site or blog for Carolyn Waitt?
Thanks.

Hels Sheridan said...

Hmmm, sunshine....I am Forest Moss with envy LOL Hey, those earrings are gorgoues...and .. looks like you all have had a grand time...loving the ickle charms loads x

Sherry Goodloe said...

La Poeta - I didn't have a way to contact you, so I'm hoping you will come back here for a reply to your question. No, I'm sorry to say that Carolyn does not have a website or blog. Not sure where you live, but if you e-mail me, I can let you know where she may be teaching in the future.

La Poeta said...

Sherry, I live in AZ. My e-mail: christina.lapoeta.trevino@gmail.com
I started checking your blog through Linda from Stampmaiden Artventures

Elaine A said...

Sherry -

These came out fabulous! How hard are they to make? I just love how they look.

Elaine Allen

Sherry Goodloe said...

Elaine - didn't have a way to contact you, so hopefully you'll stop back by here for the answer to your question.

I have to answer with "nothing is hard with a fab-u-lous instructor and the right tools!" *smiles*