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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Charm bracelet class this Sunday

Openings this Sunday , May 2 at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa Ca. to make one of the these charm bracelets.  All levels welcome, 10-4p $65 includes lunch and some supplies.  Call Piecemakers to reserve a seat:     714-641-3112

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Trunk Show

This coming Saturday, May 1, Bead Gallery San Diego has invited me to have a trunk show at their lovely establishment.  I will also be teaching a 3 day workshop there June 11,12,13.    Come on by and say hi, sign up for some fun classes and check out my new pieces.  They have a HUGE selection of beads and supplies.  Here's the specs:

Bead Gallery
9823 Mira Mesa       
San Diego,Ca  92131


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

before and after.......

The past few days have been wonderful and of course  a little stressful but ultimately gratifying.  The Saturday class was full and fantastic and the pendants that everyone made were so, so cool.  I didn't take pictures of everyones pieces but here are a few: Karen, Janet, Tara and Geraldine.  Thanks to all of you for coming!! 

  My 2 day workshop in Las Vegas went well above my expectations thanks to Kim at Bead Haven and Jan Ballagh who introduced me to Kim to teach the classes.  Kim manages Bead Haven and it really is a haven for beads!  Oh my gosh you could spend HOURS in there shopping and I heard the same from all the other students raving about the selection..... cash register ringing!  Kim and Milton (?) were very proactive and organized which makes teaching a lot easier.  Everything was set up and ready to go.   Gail, her sister, owns two bead stores with the original Bead Haven in Michigan.  She was in the class and asked if I would like to come teach in Michigan...sounds good to me!  Never been there but I'm always ready for a new adventure.  Thanks to all the students that flew out from Michigan and Ohio (Alice!) as well as the locals and even one from L.A.   A special thanks to Jan for being the liaison for it all, picking me up and dropping me off to the airport, feeding me, housing me and providing all around hospitality.   I actually took some pictures of the class (for a change). 
Thanks again to everyone!  Here are some pictures of the kits and contents.  One class day of kits fit into one carry on.  Everything else went in two other suitcases

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Vegas Baby!

I'm going to see my family for 4 days and am a little stressed because I have to get ready for VEGAS!  Plus I'm teaching a class the day before I leave for Vegas so as much as I love seeing my family (they live about 3 hours away) I thought I would be a little farther along with all my prep, but it always works out in the end.  I am going to Vegas in about a week for a sold out 2 day workshop and have been organizing and putting about 40 kits together.  The thing about my kits is that I can't just go to my local craft store and buy the materials....they're vintage findings so it's a little stressful trying to find everything but at the same time it is fun and it's all about the hunt, rummaging  flea markets, tracking ebay, checking out thrift stores.   Plus I always do more than I need to so the students can finish their project by preping a lot of the jewelry pieces.

 The pic below is a class that will be held at Piecemakers, Costa Mesa Ca,April 10 from 10a-3 called the Petite Soldered Box Pendant.   Call 714-641-3112 to reserve your seat.