Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sew Charming Fiber/Mixed Media Jewelry July 4-5

Looking for something different to do with the family over the 4th of July weekend?
I will be teaching a two day workshop at Idyllwild arts.
(they are many workshops to chose from for all ages)

fragments wrist cuff

We will cover so much and have so much fun as I share with you how to create your own statement with fabric jewelry that isn’t your everyday necklace or bracelet but something that is extra extraordinary with unexpected ribbons and materials. Fabric jewelry is profound in style yet virtually weightless in its construction. In this workshop we will explore fabric and sewing related jewelry projects combined with basic and unique wire jewelry construction. Blistered organza flowers, fabric pillows and hearts will be covered as well as fabric altering such as dying and stamping, burning, and the secrets of embedding hidden elements in your jewelry. Pearl knotting and hand bead work and working with leather will also be covered.

your story

Discover an assortment of wire jewelry techniques including:
clasps & closures, knotted head pins, coiled jump rings, double-loop links, wire-orb links, beaded links and 3 bead dangles along with antiquing. In addition, we will focus on repurposing old jewelry, found objects, commercial and vintage chain, and discuss ways that they may be altered and incorporated into your jewelry. This class is suited to all levels. Basic jewelry skills are helpful but not necessary.

cover art

I hope you will join me for this two day retreat.



Cori Lynn Berg said...

These are so great! I'm so glad that you posted the second piece again. I saw it yesterday and wanted to get a better look!

Tina Gilmore said...

Everything you do is just so amazing, i love it.

My Journey to Hope said...

I love the middle bracelet in particular. The colors and shapes are so interesting. I wish I could attend the class!


Honey Lamb and I said...

Are you going to be coming to Texas or anywhere in middle America anytime soon! I am in OK and really want to take a class!!! :) I have made a cuff and a needle book inspired by you but want to learn more. ~Shelley O.