Sunday, September 13, 2009

Adorn Me! 2010

There is a new national art jewelry retreat coming to Houston, Texas next year!!
It is called Adorn Me! Linda Young, of the successful retreats, ART Unraveled, has organized this new jewelry event, and chosen a huge array of jewelry/mixed-media artists. The dates will be March 2-7, 2010. I am thrilled to have been chosen to be one of the instructors at this exciting event, along with a huge line up of talented teachers.

The first project I teach will be on Saturday, March 6th, called
Hinged Cuff. Here is the class description. Check it out! You will have so much fun cutting this bracelet out from etched metal, then making the hinges yourself. These bracelets are interesting to assemble, to see all the pieces come together. You will feel a huge sense of accomplishment! And this hinged cuff is very comfortable to wear.

The next project I will teach is on Sunday, March 7th, is called Woven Silver Pendant. Just click the link for a class description. I am so excited to show you how to weave with sterling silver wire. The effect is so earthy, tactile and interesting. I love forming with this weaving process, and creating fabulous shapes. Then wire on a beautiful big pearl or stone, to add a finishing touch. You will leave the workshop enlightened about using the little torch, and wearing your fabulous, new necklace! And feel free to do whatever shape you like!

I plan to take as many classes as I can as well. There are so many talented instructors, it is hard to choose. Just to list a few are Diane Cook, Diana Frey, Deryn Mentock, Richard Salley, Jane Salley, Sherri Haab...the list goes on and on! WOW!

If you would like to follow the conversations about the retreat, join the Yahoo Group discussion. That way you won't miss a thing. Send in your class choices asap, since this is all done by mail. They will start opening requests on Oct. 1st, so don't delay. And please let me know if I can answer any questions.
I sure hope to see you at one of my fun classes!


diane said...

That hinged cuff is gorgeous Riki! Students will love making them.
And, how could you not have fun weaving and using a torch? Sounds like another really fun class!!
The best part will be that they get one of the most patient and exciting instructors to teach them all these wonderful things.
I know you will have many happy students those two days! Congratulations on being chosen to be a part of the retreat~you deserve it.....
Hugs my friend...I can't wait to see you & Diana!

slommler said...

Oh I would love to take a class with Richard Saley too!!
Your pieces are fabulous!!

Ro Bruhn said...

These look fabulous pieces. The guru of found objects jewellery herself, Susan Lennart Kazmer is coming to Australia next March, so I'm lucky enough to be enrolled in all four of her workshops, I can't wait.

robin dudley-howes said...

Love the woven pendant. Thanks for coming over to my blog!