Saturday, September 29, 2012

inspiring...lindsey stirling

Didn't catch her on AGT, but did she her on TV this morning...amazing!  
♥ her music, her dance, and most of all
her creative imagination...enjoy!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Going to Tucson with Vivi Magoo

...is just one of the new classes I'll teach next year.  This one will make it's debut in 
Tucson next February!
Yep, Vivi Magoo is headed to Tucson...during the same time of the HUGE
Gem Show
I've never been, and going on a field trip the day before the classes begin 
sounds like a whole 'lotta fun to me!  Barb has it all planned out for us here.
On Friday, 
we'll be working with resin and vintage watch bezels,
along with heavy gauge wire and a bit of fire, 
to make some really cool bangles! 
Then...

Time to Nest
 ...on Saturday, I'll teach another new class, using some fun components~mother of pearl buckles & buttons, a vintage watch case, recycled sari silk, a beautiful brass focal, and whatever other goodies you want to add to your piece.
 And, last but not least,
on Sunday....
The Gilded Heart
 One of my gilding with solder classes!  Oh, you won't want to miss this one...

Won't you join us in the desert next February? 
Barb says it is the most gorgeous time of the year to be in Arizona,
and the venue sure looks inviting...
with some really great perks! 





Monday, September 03, 2012

if i close my eyes tight enought i'm still there...


Coronado was way more than I expected.
I really had no idea how beautiful it actually would be...
The Glorietta Bay Inn was gorgeous.
The flowers vibrant.

If you add those factors along with a wonderful group of super enthusiastic students,
you know each class was a huge success!
 Marbi, =), Barb, Anne, Kim
There was so much to see, so much beauty everywhere I looked.
Not to mention some gorgeous jewelry made by some wonderful ladies...
Crystal Confetti Necklaces
Window to my Heart Cuffs
and
Heart Strings

Art Retreat by the Beach will again be in Coronado in 2013, 
but in May instead of June!
I hope you can join us....it truly is one of the BEST places in the world to take a class.
More details are coming soon....