Francesca Watson www.makeryarts.com
A cocoon is the perfect symbol of new beginnings; it’s the place where the old self hunkers down and does the work required for growth, rebirth, and starting anew. Join Francesca for a fun, colorful project that’s perfect for expressing the joy and hope in looking forward to all that comes next.
First, choose a color palette from a variety of silk fabric shreds and, using basic wire wrapping techniques, wrap and twist the materials to create a unique, colorful cocoon. Next, choose a medallion drop to embellish the cocoon. Use simple cutting, filing and sanding techniques to make the drops refined or rustic – each one can be entirely unique! Finally, patina the drops and add a tiny gemstone on a silver jump ring to dress them up.
These bundles of color are packed with texture and techniques, from the roll-printed copper to the wrapped silk cocoon. And don’t worry if you have no experience with metals or wire – this is a perfect beginning project. All tools and materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary.
More about Francesca... Francesca is a Texas transplant
who originally hails from upstate New York. In 2006, after
years working in administrative jobs, she took a bead
stringing class with some girlfriends - and the rest, as
they say, is history.
In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in
administration and small business management to focus
on living a more creative life. She and her husband, Nick,
now operate The Makery, a working and teaching studio in
Bulverde, Texas, where Nick paints and Francesca offers
workshops in metals, enamels and jewelry-making. Her passion is creating unique, wearable, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using unusual stones, while her explorations in mixed media and photography allow her to indulge her love of paper and journals.