Sunday, February 26, 2012

Creative fun

Whew!

I'm between classes this last week, and had a fabulous visitor.  Charlene, of My Heart's Ease, from Texas, stayed in CA for a few extra days after our pmc class.  We had so much fun, and found a few minutes to solder up some fun pendants.

Oh how I love to solder those rhinestones, too much fun!

Come on back any time Charlene, loved having you visit!  Charlene now has a Havanese, after seeing how cute our Maddie was, she got one not long after. So we are truly "dog sisters" or something like that.  Now if we could just get them closer so they can meet!

Hope to see you in my classes next weekend at Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, CA. 
Saturday is full, but there are a few openings on Sunday!



And on with the AG Blog Hop.....


Our Next Artist is Up for the Artful Gathering Blog Hop!



Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat, 
Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!
From June to August 2012, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.
Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry's Artarama!

Each week the faculty of Artful Gathering will be announcing a featured blog to visit.

You can hop along with us until the final destination blog is reached, and where ONE Grand Prize winner will be chosen at Random for a chance to win a $200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!!!

Two Runner Up winners will also be chosen at random for a chance to win a $25.00 e-gift card from Jerrys.

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys.
Week by week we'll go from one blog to the next!
Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!

Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
Christy Meyers of CC's Whimsies
(Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

Thanks for looking!

Riki

Monday, February 20, 2012

Charming Romance workshop

WOW!!

I am blown away by the talent that took part in the Charming Romance charm bracelet class this weekend.

Many of the students had never worked in PMC, and look at the amazing job they did.

What inspiration I get in return for instructing.  I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it is to share what I know with such wonderful ladies, and see their enthusiasm.

It is so contagious.



A few of the samples from mixing pmc, found objects and etched metals.


Here's the darling Sandy from LA! Another great talent!


Two kind of local girls, Jody and Theresa!
Talent is just abundant this weekend!


A talented mom and daughter team, Crystal and Claire.  Is Claire precious or what? And what a talent, look out everyone, Claire is coming through, make room in the jewelry industry!


Two more great talents, Joy, from LA,  and Charlene (from Texas no less).  
I'm just sayin!


If you can't have fun in class teaching, when can you have fun???


Thank you to each and every one of you in class, we had so much fun this weekend.
I hope you all feel you learned a ton of things, and will have the opportunity to play and play with the techniques.


AND

 of course, the AG blog hop continues!!
I hope you are following along??


What do you think about the blog hop for AG?

You know the whole idea is an opportunity for you to win stuff??




Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat, 
Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!
From June to August 2012, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.
Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry's Artarama!

Each week the faculty of Artful Gathering will be announcing a featured blog to visit.

You can hop along with us until the final destination blog is reached, and where ONE Grand Prize winner will be chosen at Random for a chance to win a $200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!!!

Two Runner Up winners will also be chosen at random for a chance to win a $25.00 e-gift card from Jerrys.

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys.
Week by week we'll go from one blog to the next!
Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!

Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
Iva Wilcox
(Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

Thanks everyone, love and hugs,


Riki