New Workshops!

If you are in the Columbus Ohio area ,
my workshops are now available for registration
at "Artiscape" ! 
Here is the fun stuff we will be getting into ...

"A Mother's Love Pendant"

In this workshop we will be creating 2 different 
methods of metal bezel making ! For the first we
will be working with beautiful vintage broken china and creating a 
deep shrine bezel for our assemblage.
 Next we will be creating a gorgeous  metalwork bezel 
Lot's of fun metalworking and exploration.
Feel free to bring tiny elements to add to your own shrine :)

Metalwork Madonna Workshop

Come and  embark on a metal working journey !
while you create your own one-of-a-kind necklace.
 Create a gorgeous hand-wrought metal cross with a beautifully adorned center bezel featuring a vintage Madonna image (feel free to bring your own photo, if desired). 
You will learn to use a jeweler's saw to create shapes from sheet metal. Techniques for texturing metals, soldering, adding patinas, bezel forming, wire wrapping, metal stamping and applying protective finishes will be taught.

 Supplies: BTK (Basic Tool Kit) and a small metal bench block, chasing hammer, jewelry tools (round, flat pliers and cutters), plus a cheap set of jewelry pliers that can get "gooky", optional: religious medals, beads, or any vintage trinkets
You can register for these and all of the great workshops offered 

If you are not in the Mid West, not to worry!
I am working on several online workshops as we speak .
No need to load up the truck for the long haul , when
you can create in your jammies :)
More on the new workshops soon!

I came home from our trip to Marco and Sanibel islands for our 24th 
anniversary , (yes 24!) 
well rested , and creatively recharged. 
I did have one deep disappointment when I 
arrived home to find an invidual had copied 
one of my workshops. 
I know it happens all of the time to lots and lots
of artists. But, it hurts when you spend sooo much time
researching materials, developing methods, and have someone come in 
and do that, and profit from all of your hard work.
I am moving on past it though.
Luckily, there are so many more things in my 
head , and sketchbooks,
waiting to be created,
  I shouldn't waist
precious time in life
dwelling on what is done. 

I will be posting some brand new metal creations for Valentines day,
on my Etsy store
Sunday Night!
Preview on blog first :)
See you then, have a wonderful weekend!


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