Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Reliquary class this Saturday-Exclusive! AND Happy Samhain

My Halloween crown from Karen
First I have to say it has been magical these past few days.  Did you see that full moon?  It's been blustery and witchy and the sun is shining in a most peculiar way with a touch of coolness and warmth.  Of course I often see and feel these things and think it's probably all in my head but it keeps me sane.  I am sooooooo excited that Halloween is almost here and I have all my decorations up (they have been for awhile).    I get so excited for Halloween that I start looking for signs in July.....you know from the stores, not spooky signs.  My friend Karen gave me the coolest Halloween banner and crown last year and I was so excited to put them up.    Here a are a few vignettes.



Carolyn Potter original



banner from Karen





Happy Halloweeny!!



Okay now down to business.  This Saturday, Oct.30,Gilding the Lily class: Full of Grace~A soldered Reliquary
 11-3:30p  ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED $75.  Bring your soldering equipment.  If you don't have equipment contact me.  ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT CALL 714-757-0558



Now I'm off to clean my house for the fun Halloween weekend and I feel like grinding me some glass!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm back! 3 classes in a row

I got my computer back but everything was lost so I have been trying to find old emails with attachments of documents and images to start my files again.  Thanks everyone for the suggestions of back up sites.  I have quite a weekend coming up with classes scheduled for sat/sun and monday.   Two are new.  Here they are:
3's A CHARM-SOLDERING 101   
 3's A CHARM-SOLDERING 101 is a condensed version of my Treasure Necklace class and NEW!!    All levels welcome.  location:
Garden of Beaden, Upland Ca.  Saturday, Oct.23 from 10:30-3p, $65 includes all supplies however if you have a soldering iron and solder I highly recommend you bring them as well as a 3-d charm or similar for the "shadow box" and any images you like.   You will definitely go home with a finished piece and learn how to make 3 charms:  a chandelier pendant charm, 'shadow box" and flat back marble.  Call 909-949-7107 to reserve your seat.


Treasure Necklace & Soldered Glass Charms

Next class is my popular TREASURE NECKLACE and SOLDERED GLASS CHARMS class held in historic old town San Diego,CA  at The Shepherdess on SUNDAY OCT. 24, 10-5p $90 w/optional $35 kit.  Learn EVERYTHING about soldering in the mother load of all soldering classes!  All levels welcome.    You may or may not finish the necklace in class but will go home with lots of techniques and pocket full of charms to boot!  Material list provided at sign up, some supplies provided.  Soldering equipment advisable.  Call 619-297-4110 for reservation.

Dia de los Muertos Shrine of the Divine
So this class (Shrine of the Divine) was put together at the last minute and will be on Monday Oct.25 at Garden of Beaden in Upland,CA from 11-3p, $50 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES! No experience necessary.  It is exclusive to GOB as they have an annual Dia de los Muertos bead and art swap and this was part of my entry.  The picture does not do justice to the piece (click it for a better view) as it is very sparkly and glittery and very 3 dimensional but it is at the store so go take a look if you're close by.  I will be teaching a very basic version of metal embossing also known as "repujado" or "repousse'" along with paper flower and shrine construction, rubberstamping and punching.  The metal embossed piece of Frida is what you see in the frame, but you are not limited to just that image.  I will have more to work with.  I love this art form and hope we get enough students to keep it.  Call the store to reserve your seat 909-949-7107.

Monday, October 11, 2010

classes this weekend

Well my computer is still not working but I'm lucky my daughter has a computer so that I can at least still post.  I don't have any photos of the classes but you can check my other blog:
robindudleyhowesclasses.blogspot.com to see the Treasure necklace and Chandelier pendant under "soldered projects."   This Saturday, Oct.16th in Redondo Beach Ca  I will be teaching the chandelier pendant at Harmony Works from 10-2p, $50.  Call 310-791-7104 to reserve your seat. 

On Sunday Oct.17, I will be teaching the Treasure Necklace and Soldered Glass charms class at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa from 10-4p, $65 includes a yummy lunch and snacks.  I now offer students a chance to use my equipment for a studio fee so if you haven't been able to invest in soldering equipment but have wanted to take the class now you can for a small studio fee of $10.  This is in addition to the class fee and I like to know in advance how many need to use my equipment.  Hope to see you at a class!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

No computer!

UGH!!!!!!!  My computer is not working AGAIN!!!!!  I am posting this on my husbands computer until mine is fixed.  If you have tried sending me emails and haven't gotten a response that's why.  I can't get into my facebook either.   I despise having to remember every password for every different site especially in instances like this where my hands are tied.  Until then.......