The dates are drawing near for the Allied Arts Holiday Show/Sale. The 31th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts starts on November 19th and is at 3548 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA. Just WEST of I-5 and the Bellis Fair Mall. I am putting together the final ideas for a booth display. It seems odd for someone like myself who has been in the jewelry business for 30 years that I have never done this kind of a sale/show before. Well, I have done a couple of Holiday Bazars with some of the arty gals from Nordstrom back in the day, but I never sold my jewelry at them. I mostly focused my creative application to ornaments for decorating a Christmas or Solstice tree.
So, if you are in Bellingham or know someone here pass the word! For those of you not in the Bellingham area, all the jewelry at my booth will also be available at my Etsy Store
In other news I have been very fortunate to book some fun Jewelry Workshops for the Spring of 2011. Here are the dates:
Feb. 19-20, Gem Setting, Danaca Designs, Seattle, WA
Fresh off of a Tucson Gem Show rush, I will be teaching how-to set unusual shaped faceted stones.
We will start with ovals and cushion cuts, then we will move on to whatever cool stuff the students bring.
Mar. 5, Hydraulic Press & Matrix Die, Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Tacoma, WA
I am so happy to be teaching for Amy Reeves at her school in Tacoma. We will be working with Matrix dies
and the Hydraulic Press. With the shapes we make we will be making Swivel lockets. Bring your own silver.
May 1-4, Etching w/out Acid & Swivel Locket, Mendocino Arts Center, CA
This will be an excellent time to learn several new techinques and apply them to a beautiful project.
The Etching without Acid is actually April 30th and May 1st, then we will take the etched plates from that class
to fabricate lockets or to roll-print on silver for a locket. If you liked my July 2010, Lapidary Journal article,
this workshop is for you
June 10-14, Lost Wax Carving and Casting, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ
I am very excited to be teaching Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting at Peters Valley Craft Center. These are techniques that I used
during my years as the fine jewelry designer/production director at Nordstrom.