Monday, January 13, 2014

Stephanie Lee Homesteader's contest

Stephanie Lee

Every now and then you get to meet an angel.  I did five years ago.  Stephanie offered a three day workshop, a compressive workshop, at a  home in Los Angeles.  Not only did I get to learn a few basics about soldering with a torch (which I was new at), and so much more, but I got to spend three days getting to know her as a person, a teacher and loves to have fun.  I had worn out her wonderful book, making her projects front to back, self-teaching. So it was a truly a dream come true to get to take a three day course from the master in person.  I formed some wonderful friendships in that workshop.  I met Diane Cook, who came all the way from Texas, and Diana Frey, now both incredible instructors and extremely talented.

I have never told Steph what an amazing life changer she was for me.  Oh come to think of it, I've told her so many times she must be sick of hearing it!  When she asked if I would like to give a way a couple of her revamped Homesteader's Metalsmithing Online Classes, I was honored.  I would love for you to have the nearest experience you can to what we enjoyed back in 2009.  You don't get to hang out with her, and enjoy her warm and helping personality, and have a ton of laughs, but you do get to learn a ton of amazing methods, techniques and tricks of the trade. And this is a FOUR week course! 



She packs a ton of information in to EVERY thing she teaches.  I have taken this workshop, and it is awesome.  You will learn so many wonderful things. 

a sample of her amazing work

Here is a list of what you will learn:
~four weeks of indepth instruction
~weekly high quality (HD) video tutorials (5+ each week)
~troubleshooting help and Q&A sessions
~indepth exploration in understanding your materials to be able to manipulate them how you want
~tools coaching and selection guidance
~fabrication of wire forms, foundations, and flourishes
~bezel creation from various materials and in many forms
~solder manipulation and texturing
~inventive, original and non-tedious chain-making
~solder casting
~altering and modifying natural elements
~resin exploration and alternatives~bead crochet
~fabric + metal combining in various, unique ways
~image creation in metal and fabric
~much much much more!

Check out Stephanie's website for more info on the list of techniques she is sharing.  It is a long list.


The workshop starts this coming Monday, January 20, so the contest runs until January 19.  I will draw a name from the comments listed her on that day.
Go check it out and jump on it!!

SO if you are interested in winning one of these workshops, please leave a comment, and your email so I can do a random drawing!! Good luck!

hugs,
Riki

54 comments:

angi eharis said...

Yeah riki! I too love stephanie although i only know her from her book and blog, she is one of my favs to follow, and u too! I was dying to take her online class but just could not afford it, so tx for giving me a chance to win this, my fingers are crossed! Aloha, angi in hana

Leslie Villarreal said...

I'd love to win! God bless you for doing this!

Susan said...

Would love to do Stephanie's workshop....and one of yours someday! If perchance you were to pluck my name for the prize you can find me at susan@susanscharmingtrinkets.com Thanks!

Jennifer Kroeger said...

Would love to win! Thanks fur the opportunity Reliccharm@hotmail.com

Jennifer Kroeger said...

Would love to win! Thanks fur the opportunity Reliccharm@hotmail.com

LuLu 25 said...

I would love to win a spot! Love her work! lpearl58@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

I have taken one of Stephanie's classes online and it really was great. She is a natural teacher! So nice of the two of you to do this giveaway - I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

cindy lanier said...

i would love to win this!!! lanierck@yahoo.com

Marcella said...

Would like to jump in on this class; even better if I won. Will see you and and Stephanie in Tucson!

Jane Simons said...

Thanks so much for telling us about your experiences with Stephanie Lee's classes. I've heard wonderful things about her and your endorsement means a lot.
Jane
gatebeautifuldesign@gmail.com

Karla @Art Whisper said...

I love when you meet someone whom makes a difference in your life like you have. This class sounds like the perfect fit for me as I've been self teaching myself how to make jewelry pieces in the last few months and at times I wish I had a friend whom I could ask a few questions to when I got myself in a bind…

Good Day,
Karla
ibkarla2@mac.com

Cat Kerr said...

meemeeeemeeeeee.....um....pick meeeeee......xoxoxo

Sylvr Sharp said...

Oops my previous comment didn't take….so again, I would love to win this, it looks like it is loaded with tons of info I would love to dig into!

dgmidkiff said...

I have all her books!! Love Stephanie's artistic genius!! I am with Cat...meemeeeme, pick me please and thank you!!!

theblackbirdcottage.com said...

I am a self taught newbie jeweller. This workshop would be perfect for me to learn a ton of new techniques. Keeping my fingers crossed, thank you!

Chris Hartley said...

Riki, Love your beautiful artwork!! Do not know Stephanie or her work but your endorsement is enough for me to check her out. Chris sunspo@sbcglobal.net

RustyClover said...

Looks like a great class!
Love you! Katy
Therustyclover@gmail.com

Shaiha said...

OMG! I would so love to win this class because I have a torch that just sits there looking at my woefully when I go into my studio. I would love to become more comfortable with it.

blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

I have been looking at this course for a while with longing, but I can't afford it so I would so love to win this.

Barbara Mason said...

You and Stephanie are the best for offering this opportunity...WOW!!! masonb60@gmail.com

Amy Chouinard said...

Loved your class in Anacourtes and you know how much I need this class!!! Would be good timing as life is inundating me with lemons☔️ but if I win☀️

A Bit of Colour said...

It would be a dream to win this! What an opportunity!!!!!

Willnnabel said...

OOoh Yes please.... Thanks for this opportunity :)

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

OOOHHHHMMMYYY GGGOOSSHHH that would be amazing. I missed her class when she came to Oz and bought her books which have left me wanting to be taught more from her! (goannafive@bigpond.com)

Marilyn Holland said...

OMG! What a great opportunity thanks Riki for the generous offer. The class looks wonderful and I would love to take it along with a class or two from you

Wabbit said...

Stephanie is THE BEST! I would love to win.

Keith@ Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

I would love to win this class! Looks awesome!

TesoriTrovati said...

I had the good fortune to take a smaller version of this class with her at ArtBliss in 2010. She is AMAZING. So generous, warm, witty and real. I long to get back to actually doing something with the metal skills I have only touched on. Winning this would be a great refresher for me, especially with a huge art exhibit that is coming up in July that I am hosting and have dreams of doing all metal work! But I need some help and this would certainly do the trick! Thanks for sharing this, Miss Riki! Enjoy the day. Erin

Pat Langley said...

Riki,
I love what you do. This class would be great to win! I am having my troubles with soldering, and could use some pointers.

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

Add me too! Would love to be a part of this! Thank you! abney_m(at)yahoo.com

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Diane said...

I would love to win this online class too Riki. Please enter my name! xoxo
Diane
dldouglas@ix.netcom.com

Zsoka Scurtescu said...

Thanks so much, both Riki and Stephanie, for the opportunity. It would be awesome! Fingers crossed (^_-)

Yvonne Cornelius said...

That's a class I would love to take.

rachele said...

Oh how I would love to win this amazing class of Stephanie's!! Thank you so much for the chance!! sanclementephx@aol.com

Cmmargaret said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Keeping fingers and toes crossed!

Visionaries Plus said...

Oh WOW that sounds like such a great class I would dearly love to win a chance to meet and learn from another great lady thanks for sharing this Riki xo

debi said...

I have been taking online classes for a long time but have not had the opportunity to take one of yours, It looks fresh and interesting..thank you for the chance to win this one!

Barb Grandon said...

Pick me, Pick me! I would love to take this class. Thank you for giving me a chance.

Vonnie's Bittersweet Art Studio said...

Another chance to learn...loving metalsmithing.

Barb Grandon said...

My email address is Barbgrandon@comcast.net

Cmmargaret said...

My email addy is cmmargaret@aol.com

Barbara's Photography said...

I would love a chance to win this workshop!!!!!

Kim L said...

Wonderful teacher!

Jen Crossley said...

Stephanie is such a beautiful Lady and teacher Like you Riki xxx

auntiekstamping said...

Would love love love to take a online class, I have never done it!! I love Stephanie and all that she does!

Carina said...

I took a single day class with Stephanie at Art Fest and would adore a chance to work more with her.

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JLThomas said...

Thanks so much! Keeping my fingers crossed! jess_lussier@aol.com

Christine Lee said...

Thank you for doing this. Keeping my fingers crossed. Haven't won anything since a 1985 call in radio contest. The question was " What game is outlawed in Russia"
Christineglee@mac.com

Katalina Jewelry said...

How awesome would this be!

Belladonna said...

I love your style!

Debé said...

Is the contest still open? I would love to win this class. It started on my birthday. What a great belated gift that would be :0) Just sayin' LOL

Riki Schumacher said...

I'm sorry, the contest ended. Thanks for looking!