I like to attend one or two workshops a year and recently returned from Idyllwild Arts Academy, in the mountains of Idylwild, California where I participated in a workshop with Harold O’Connor, one of the foremost names in Studio Jewelry. Trained in Pforzheim, Germany, Harold makes a few tools do the work of many and while this was my second workshop with him there was plenty new to learn. No doubt you will see his influence in some upcoming pieces because my head is swirling with design ideas, so stay tuned!!!
This was the view from the deck of our cabin in the woods of Idyllwild. What a serene and beautiful place. That pine tree is growing right out of the boulder!