The first class I took was with Eugena Topina. She has some excellent tutorials available online, and I was delighted to have this opportunity to meet and work with her. This class focused on the development of a "stamping" tool. It was the first time I've taken a workshop for the development and design of a tool, and I found the idea - and the process - fascinating. Since this class is also available as a tutorial, I will not go into detail on how the stamping tools were developed. Here, I have photos of some of the stamping tools I developed in class with an example of an application possible with the tool. I definitely plan on making more of these tools and using them in my creations.
To the left is a piece using one of the tools I made and demonstrating the mokume gane technique. Below are two additional examples of tools used to create unique designs.