Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sneak Peak!

So where has Riki been lately?

I've been working hard on getting ready for my classes in Houston, at the all jewelry retreat, Adorn Me! from March 2-7. I'm getting really excited about teaching the classes, and have been making examples.
I'll be teaching a hinged cuff bracelet class, and here are a few examples.

I'm supplying everything for the bracelet class, so all the students have to do is show up with their tools and get ready to have fun! I have to show you the darling kits I'm making to put all the supplies in, another time!

Please contact me if you are interested in the class and have any questions. I would love to see you there.

So how are all of my blogging buddies out there? I haven't been in touch much, a lot happening in my world. My little boy dog is ill. Had surgery and will undergo chemo, we'll see how he does with it. Watching your four legged kids get ill is so heart wrenching, I haven't been able to eat or sleep. But he's doing much better than I am. Please send lots of hugs and kisses Chester's way, we need all the positive thoughts and love we can get.

Take care everyone. And I still intend to do a giveaway to celebrate my one year blog anniversary.


sharon said...

Your bracelets are magnificent Riki, as is everything you do! So sorry about your pooch, I will say a special prayer. I am a big dog person, so I feel for you. Wishing you the best and looking forward to your next creation!

diane said...

These hinged bracelets are beautiful Riki! I know your students will leave with a beautiful cuff all their own =)
I too am praying for Chester, and for YOU my dear friend.

Diana said...

Ooh La La, your hinged cuffs! What fun your students will have and I know your kits are going to be gifts in themselves. I continue to hold sweet Chester in my prayers.

Take care


The Joy of Nesting said...


I have finally now willing to admit that there is no way I can make Adorn Me this year :( There is no class from you, Diane, Deryn or anybody Soooob. The trip north this fall for the wedding really took the wind out of our trip sails. And LW,s mum is 90 now and one never knows. Next year for sure :)

Ahhhhh Little Chester is in my thoughts I'll pass the news on to our 5 firkids so they can send him all kinds of positive chi!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

farmlady said...

My prayers and good doggie wishes are flying from the Foothills to the Sea. Give Chester a careful pat on the head for me and tell him that every thing will be all right. It will Riki..., it will be OK.
There cuffs are beautiful but I will have to pass on the class since I'm already signed up for your "Charming Romance" workshop. Can't wait.

Esther said...

Rikiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! you will have a lot of students!!your bracelets are so you!! Royals!! bravo!!

Anonymous said...

wow, gorgeous cuffs!
i hope little chester will be ok real soon!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Love your hinged bracelet! Wish I could go to the class cuz I'd definitely sign up! Different and unique!

Sara said...

Son hermosos los braceletes!!!

Charlene said...

Oh Riki I love the bracelets!!!! I need to check the class schedule & see what day you are teaching. I am already signed up for 4 classes & I am afraid it may be overload already.

I am so sorry to hear about poor Chester being ill. We have been going through the trenches with our sweet Reba. She developed pancreatitis over the holidays. I have cried & been sick with worry. She is improving but, the doctor says this is something she will never get over completely. It will lurk the rest of her life. Sooooooooooo $1,500 late I still smile when I see the Heart Beat at my feet smile back at me. HUGS, PRAYERS, & PUPPY KISSES COMING YOUR WAY! Charlene

Cindy said...

Hi Riki
I'm so sorry to hear about your pup, Chester. I am sending my best wishes to you & a hug!

Your hinged bracelet class looks like sooo much fun..I'd be there in a heart beat if I could!

Anonymous said...

Riki, those are absolutely gorgeous cuff bracelets!
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Chester. I am the same way, when my Cabot isn't feeling well I am just a wreck with worry...

SharonP said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear pup. I am sending good thought and prayers your way.

As for classes, do you think you could swing by Las Vegas next year for Art and Soul? I would love to take a class from you and with my teaching schedule and college metalsmithing classes I won't be able to travel for a while! Do say yes!

Stephani Gorman said...

Oh Riki...So sorry to hear Chester is not well!:( I know you must be having a very hard time with that! Please give Chester well wishes from my Bonnie and Clyde. Hugs, Stephani

slommler said...

Love the bracelets!! What a fun class that will be!
I am so sorry to hear of Chesters' plight. It is so heartbreaking to know they are ill. He will definitely have my prayers.

Julie said...

My heart is with you, I can't imagine how difficult it would be to go through this with your sweet, Chester. I will be sending wishes for a speedy recovery for Chester and peace for you.

Your hinged cuffs are really lovely. I don't know how you get such a nice deep etch. Whenever I have tried it, mine are not as defined.

Wish I could be there in your class in Houston, maybe the next one.... xo Julie

connie said...

Oh riki so sorry to hear about little chester, sending prayers from southern ca.

your cuffs are beautiful & your students are very lucky to take a class with you! I can't wait to see the wonderful cuffs they create!

Narrative jewelry said...

The cuffs are gorgeous Riki, i hope your students know how much they are lucky to have a teacher like you !
All my thoughts are for little Chester, be sure he is in my heart.

Riki Schumacher said...

Can anyone translate this comment above? I tried, but it doesn't appear to be Japanese or Chinese??? Guess they like my bracelets! That's cool.

Thanks for all the well wishes about Chester. We start chemo tomorrow, keep those wonderful hugs and good thoughts coming!

Renee Troy said...

Sending healing love to Chester....
I truly love your cuffs, Riki...are you selling them or just teaching?

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Riki these cuff are too die for really stunning work