Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Newsletter

April News:
Happy Spring ya'll!  I have exciting news to share....
My valued clients can now purchase select jewelry items directly from
my website via Square Marketplace!

Here's one of my newest designs available for purchase online now....

Upcoming Classes
This month, I'm offering 3 exciting jewelry making class options at Spruill!

Spruill Center for the Arts

Polymer Clay Meets Resin
Polymer Clay and Epoxy Resin are a dynamic duo!  Discover how adding resin
to your clay creations can provide durability and a beautiful glossy dimension.  Participants will learn how to condition and work with polymer clay to create unique designs.  Next, explore various techniques for working with resin including mixing, pouring and adding color.  Then combine resin with polymer clay to create beautiful mixed media pieces.  Students will create a fun and funky reversible tile bracelet, beautiful leaf components, beads, bezels, and more! 

Wednesday Evenings, April 15th - May 13th, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Chain Gang
Get addicted to the ancient art of chainmaille!  Participants will discover the proper tools and techniques needed for weaving jump rings together to create beautiful chains.
Begin your adventures by learning several different patterns of chainmaille to be used as necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.  Once you learn the steps needed, a vast array of patterns and designs can be incorporated into your jewelry creations.  

Tuesday Evenings, April 21st - May 19th, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Emboss, Color, Rivet
Learn how to transform sheet metal into eye catching focal pieces.  Participants
will first add texture to metal by using embossing folders.  Next, discover various methods of adding color to metal.  Once the desired look has been achieved, pieces
will be riveted together using a variety of unique and creative methods.  Have fun transforming metal into one of a kind jewelry components for use as pendants,
earrings and much more.    

Thursday Evenings, April 23rd - May 21st, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm

April Art Show News

Stop by to check out and try on my newest jewelry designs at the Alpharetta Arts Festival!
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
Saturday, April 18th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, April 19th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Milton Avenue and Main Street
Alpharetta, GA

Celebrate the arts at one of the city’s most popular events!  The streets of Historic Downtown will be closed as nearly 100 artists, musicians and performers from throughout the U.S. are showcased. Enjoy a beautiful spring weekend as you stroll through outdoor galleries filled with fine art in 14 medium expressions, create children’s art and experience live jazz, Celtic music, cultural dancing and more.
Admission and parking are free.


Thank You
Thank you so much for your support, it's greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stamping with Solder

Spruill Center for the Arts
Wednesday Evening:  March 4 - April 1, 2015
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Lead free 'silver solder' has many uses in jewelry fabrication. When heated to a molten state, it can be stamped with both metal and rubber stamps leaving behind an intricate design. In this class, students will learn how to add beautifully stamped texture to copper using silver bearing solder. Various tips and tricks for achieving a good impression will be explored and discussed. Stamped creations will then be riveted onto sheet metal to create a vast collection of elements for use in one of a kind jewelry designs.

Register for class here:

Friday, January 30, 2015


During the cold winter months, I love layering both my clothes and my jewelry!  This January, I started making tassel necklaces using vintage thimbles as my bead cap.  I layer the thimble over strands of repurposed leather and top it off with a faceted crystal.  It's my current go to necklace at the moment which I wear with a long chunky crystal accent necklace.  Layered together, it's the perfect combination.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  Happy New Year!  Start off 2015 by engaging in something new!  The following art centers offer a variety of adult learning classes.  Listed are 2 jewelry making classes that I'll be teaching
this month.

Spruill Center for the Arts  Dunwoody, GA

Resin Relics

Do you love vintage pieces with a story and history of their own? Learn how to use resin to cast and recreate your beloved found objects. Participants will craft silicone molds then pour resin to cast unique components that can be used in the fabrication of mixed media jewelry. Students will learn how to color, patina and age resin after it's been cured. Next, we'll explore layering and cold connecting the casted resin with metal to create one of a kind rustic treasures.

Wednesday's:  January 14 - February 11, 2015
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 

Chastain Arts Center
Atlanta, GA

 Everything Wire

 Get inspired by wire! Learn how to bend, wrap, coil, and forge wire into beautiful jewelry creations. This class will cover the proper tools and techniques needed to get started with constructing wired art jewelry elements including decorative headpins, jump rings, and clasps. Class projects will include wired earrings, connectors, beads, and more. The last day of class will incorporate finishing and fabrication techniques.

Friday's:  January 16 - February 6, 2015
 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM