Saturday, September 26

What did I do in New Hampshire anyway?

All three days of my Squam experience were spent in Nina Bagley's Step Into the Story workshop.

While I have taken a class from NIna, I've never made jewelry before. And frankly, I don't wear jewelry that often. But, I do love Nina's work. And she is an engaging, generous and animated teacher.

I learned a lot.

And I'm really happy with the piece I left the workshop wearing. I've had many compliments on it since.But this piece would not have been possible without my comrades, as you can see.

I shared my Squam experience with e.b., Isabel, and Karen . . . along with new friends.

It was magical.And yes. I am going to get back to my pile of photos from Squam. It's just that this was easy. Going through the photos is a little like taking an eye test: "Is this one clearer . . . or is this one?"


  1. oh yes, the old eye test! I can completely relate! now where did I put my glasses!!!
    Your necklace is just stunning! how fun, I just got my confirmation for Art Fest in March, so I am looking forward to that! sounds like it was a lovely trip and I cannot wait to see your photos!

  2. you gather the love
    and turn it into BEauty
    miss you
    and I love
    stepping into your story...

    xox - eb.

  3. oh leslie, another beautiful creation... everything you make is *so gorgeous*!!


    p.s. i believe that we may each have AADD in extremus...

  4. Looks like you had a wonderfully rewarding time.
    And your traditional color scheme is so very lovely.
    Wish I had been there.

  5. leslie: it doesn't seem to matter that you have never made jewelry before. you give everything you make so much thought and interest, it is really fun to see your next creation. you are an inspiration!

  6. absolutely delightful Leslie. What a wonderful workshop. You are blessed with so much talent!

  7. Great piece and I love the fact that it includes parts from so many others. Sounds like a great time.

  8. Wonderful necklace. I love Nina's art...I look forward to meeting her in February.

  9. It might have been Nina's class but this necklace is all your touch!

    I love the heart you created with little pieces of us.



  10. Leslie! This is soooooooo beeeeaaaauuuutiful! Oh my gosh! And you know, it reminds me of the book that you made your mother. It has a similar feel to it. Great work! I want to see more!

  11. Beautiful pictures and I love the simple commentary.