Monday, March 11, 2013

Two Workshops This Week!

I'm teaching two fun workshops this week at two different locations in Southern California, so I wanted to give everyone a heads-up:
First, the Altered Penny Charm Bracelet pictured above, which will take place this Thursday (March 14) at Monica's Quilt & Bead Creations in Palm Desert. The class runs from 10 am to about 4 pm, with a short break for lunch. This is the workshop that sold out in a few hours at Brea Bead Works last month!
What fun we'll have, using different tools to alter our pennies and turn them into pretty charms for a bracelet that also includes bead dangles, twisted-wire jump rings, figure-8 links, and a handmade clasp. Believe me, this project will keep you busy all day. Those who work a bit faster will find time to make a matching pair of earrings.
To sign up online with a credit card, visit Monica's site here. Or to phone in your registration, call:
I should add that the materials needed to make this bracelet are very inexpensive, so this project won't break your bank!
On Sunday, March 17, I'm teaching the Worm Bead Bracelet (pictured above) at Brea Bead Works, a wonderful bead store located just across the street from the Brea Mall in Orange County, near the freeway—very easy to get to. Well, not for me! It takes me almost two hours to drive to Brea, all the way from Idyllwild. So I hope that a few more students will sign up between now and Sunday; currently we have five students, and it would be great to add up to five more. We max out at 10 students, which is a good number for their spacious studio loft.
In addition to the bracelet, I'm also going to show you how to make a pair of earrings as pictured above. And for those of you who are really ambitious, I'll get you started on a beautiful necklace like the one featured in my latest book from Interweave Press: Wire Art Jewelry Workshop. There won't be time to finish a necklace in class—it's too complex—but you'll get a good start on one if you prefer this to making a bracelet.
I also wanted to add that registration for all the April-May workshops at Brea Bead Works will be held on Saturday, March 16. Some classes are selling out in a few hours on registration day, so please don't miss your opportunity to take the best workshops! I hope you'll sign up for a few of mine; for more on that, visit my previous post here.
You can register anytime for this Sunday's class, and we still have five openings, so I hope to see some of you there! Just give the store a call:
See you on Sunday!

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