Monday, March 1, 2010

Soldering with Rita


I had a wonderful day at Solona Beach with the Queen of Soldering, Rita of Mammabellarte. She and other talented vendors have been spending there month end time at the Mermaid Mercantile.


The day was so bright and lovely following a day of rain and storming. This is Rita's BELLA dress form. I love her skirt of "caging". So inventive!





Now when you take a class with Rita, she Feeds you! A lovely brown bag was awaiting me with her homemade pumpkin bread and some blood orange soda. YUMMY! The pumpkin bread had white and chocolate chips. I had some on my break of soldering and finished it up for breakfast Monday. OH So gOOD :}






It was a lovely day and we were outside working on our projects. A bottle turned into a picture holder and a bubble pendant.






A peek inside "Out of the Blue" store that holds the Mermaid Mercantile vendor show monthly.




I got to see one of Rita's FAMOUS bird houses in person that she has on her blog. It is postively beautiful .....what a carpenter she is!



Rita has a couple new pieces made of metal. They are eye catching. She is not sure what we would use them for but we had lots of suggestions like use as a necklace, put in collage, on a book, on a purse. Lovely!




A few more things in Rita's booth.









Here's pics of my finished soldered bottle.....love it!





Beautiful day, beautiful and talented ladies what more can one ask for.



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5 comments:

Rita said...

Jackie, the bottle is amazing! Yes I do like the soldering part lol but the way you did the last detailing is great. I had a great time too. Thank you for the pics I will let my bloguettes know to come to you. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

CeCe said...

I just so enjoyed looking at your blog. Skipped here via Blissfully Traveled, Trisha, who first took me to mammabellarte and then on to you. N My Dreams I am on a junket with all of you ladies. Smile. Wanting to visit many Ca. places so I am also California Dreamin but how nice to be able to visit via these wonderful blogs.

debi beard said...

Jackie so glad you ahd fun at The Mermaid Mercantile, thanks for coming and blogging about it too!
sincerely,
Debi

Sandy Michelle said...

OMG I love the bottle!! It is such a warm welcome when you are fed :) I enjoyed the window shopping through you! Have a great week!

Sandy xoxo

geogems said...

I feel like I just woke up from a long sleep. Why don't I know these places?? I think I need to adopt you. I LOVED your solder bottle (say that 3x's fast) You are the guru...xo geo