Thursday, December 2, 2010
catch up..VEGAS, CANADA and more!
Since my lively hood relies on how many classes I teach every week, I have to say I am a little nervous to be heading into holding little if any classes until mid-January. In the mean time I am lucky to have two trunk shows Dec.10 and Dec.17. In case you are so inclined here are the details:
Friday Dec. 10, 6-9p Garden of Beadin Upland,Ca- Me selling my wares, lots of new and eclectic gifts,cards and jewels. Wine and appies too.
Friday Dec.17, 6:30-8:30p Redondo Beach,CA- Private residence wine and appies. There will be several independent artist's selling their wares. Details to follow.
Part of being an independent entrepreneur involves 24/7 pro active thinking and doing. Thinking about my schedule 3-6 months out, setting deadlines, making samples and proposals, contacting new establishments, making things to sell at shows and my store and it's all fun and I love it but it it's not for everyone. You have to have faith that everything will work out even if you don't know how it will. You become creative in other ways ...its called survival. Part of this dry spell I will be having for the next few weeks made me think creatively. Watch my etsy store in the coming weeks for some GREAT deals on hard to find supplies for all you crafty people. Rhinestone chain, crown charms, crystals, bead caps, soldered charms, more kits and tutorials. I will slowly start adding items this week and next week and will update you on my blog. I have been adding items but I never let my blog people know....I forget. I might even have a give away!
LAS VEGAS, FEB.5,6
One more thing...I have been asked to come back to Las Vegas in 2011! Two great workshops....if you are in Vegas or live in Vegas Feb.5,6 treat yourself to a fun creative weekend. Space is limited. The picture gives you an idea what the projects will be. Here is a blurb and more updates as it approaches:
TWO DAY WORKSHOP WITH ROBIN DUDLEY-HOWES
February 5th & 6th 2011
$90 per day or $160 for both days ($20 savings!)
optional kits available for$20 each
Saturday Feb.5th- ALTERED ART BOTTLES 10-4p
Have you seen those beautiful antique bottles with soldered sea shells, crosses and other mixed media at Anthropologie and other hip establishments? Wondered how they were made? I'll show you!! No experience necessary! Bring your soldering iron and solder and make at least one or two gorgeous bottles with your choice of rhinestones, crystals, doll parts, beveled glass, shells, more rhinestones. These are SO much fun to make! Kits will be available to purchase or bring your own stash. Material list provided at registration.
Sunday Feb.6th- TREASURE CUFF 10-4p
~Exclusive Class to this event!! Learn how to make a beautiful show stopping cuff! Techniques include how to make a sturdy wire base to attach and wire wrap beads, findings and mixed media. Everyone should leave with a finished cuff, each one as individual as you are! Kits provided if you prefer not to bring materials. A small supply list will be given at registration for basic tool requirements.
Class size is limited so register early. Payment plans available . First payment due Dec.15 with balance due by Jan.10, 2011. No refunds unless the class is canceled. Send check or money order to:
1321 Engracia Ave
Address for this event is at a private residence and will be given at time of registration. Please contact me for more information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR leave a phone message 310-787-8704
CANADA, BOWEN ISLAND B.C
Yes! I have been asked by the talented fiber artist, Ellen White, to teach a 3 day workshop series March 25,26 & 27 2011in Canada! I will be teaching my most popular classes:
Friday 3/25-Tube bead earrings
Saturday 3/26- Mermaid Cuff
Sunday 3/27- Treasure Neclace and Soldered glass charms
Details are still being worked out. Stay tuned!