Paris Pastry Lab. I just could not resist. I bought the Sampler Box - for $12.00, I got an assortment of different caramels direct from Paris! I was so excited to receive them in the mail yesterday! I love them all, but to my surprise, I love the ones called Belleville - it has pepper on top! It tastes really great. The Trocadero ones are great too (fleur de sel). If you are looking to treat yourself in some small way, this is a great way to do it!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!