An elegant sufficiency

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Simple Jewellery workshop

Had a good, if tiring, day yesterday teaching the jewellery workshop. It involved an hour's drive to get there, and a five-hour session had been planned. I think, with hindsight, it would have been better to do a four-hour day, with an hour for lunch, though it was good (unusual, for me) to have time to spend thinking and doing things carefully, rather than the usual bull-at-a-gate approach, trying to get through too much in a short time.
The ladies were friendly and fun, and all up for having a go. The things they produced were to be admired and the day passed in a good-humoured frenzy of activity. They only stopped for a delicious communal lunch - to which I was invited - and by the last hour of the day, the mood was noticeably quiet and weary.
We cleared up and exhibited our work and congratulated ourselves on the dot of 4pm and I drove home, surprised that by the time I arrived I felt creaky and drained. Each student had gone off with a basket of great jewellery to be proud of - at least four pieces each, though some did seven or eight. Mission accomplished!
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  • Hi, jewellery looks great. Isn't teaching SO tiring? Someone once told me that teaching embrodiery I must be sitting down all day! My bum hardly ever touches the seat! Helen

    By Blogger Unknown, at 8:25 pm  

  • Super jewellery Gill. Doesn't look simple at all. Bet the ladies were thrilled with it.

    By Blogger Sally Webster, at 9:06 am  

  • Lovely jewellery. Gosh, you must have kept 'em at it!! Well done!

    By Blogger Liz Plummer, at 10:19 pm  

  • Lovely jewellery Gill. Bottom left corner is my fave. Wish I was near enough to come to one of your workshops.

    By Blogger Digitalgran, at 11:54 pm  

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