Here are some pictures from the Loretta Lam Workshop held November 7 & 8.
The class description from Loretta:
Balancing Act
Designing a balanced necklace is easy. Put one large element in the middle and surround it with smaller ones on each side. Easy. But don't you long to break this mold, try something more exotic and unique? Asymmetrical balance is like a tug of war between stability and tension. When the design is good it is fresh, modern and dynamic. You will be surprised and delighted to see how easily you can accomplish this with a few key design choices.

In this class you will:
Discover the step by step solutions to asymmetrical balance.
Learn how to use color, texture and form to support your design.
Learn tools to help you overcome design obstacles.
Create a beautifully balanced asymmetrical necklace.

The class was different than our usual project driven classes. We learned a lot more about design principals and visual effects. One of the exercises was to create an example of the concept "Factors Effecting Visual Weight". The picture with the white circles shows the results.