“It’s just like being in a sweetie shop” was one of the many comments I overheard at yesterdays cake jewellery class…… I have to agree, its always so hard to choose the beads, there is so much choice from sparkling Swarovski crystals to smooth luxuriant pearls – where do you start?
Everyone, of course, did start and they chose some lovely colours to work with. I try and encourage students to work outside their colour comfort zones and try new combinations. What do you think of the red, gold, plum and green scheme chosen by a couple of the students? (See montage below) I think it works really well, the lime green really adds a bit of Zest!
Initially the students made cake garlands, one of the most straight forward pieces of cake jewellery. Then after a quick demo from me, it was time to start experimenting with different cake crown elements. Everyone had a go at making up to ten different types, using a selection of different wires and techniques. After lunch it was decision and planning time, which elements would they chose to make their crowns and how would they be positioned? As you can see everyone chose a different approach and I think you’ll agree, the results of everyone’s first attempt were excellent.
My next cake jewellery class will be on Friday 5th June 2009 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. The class is entitled “More cake jewellery – new Ideas” and will cover beaded flowers and jewellery bands. For more information and to book a place please click here.