Sunday, April 22, 2012



I'm so excited!  I have been waiting with baited breath to give some workshops away, and this is the week to do it!

PLEASE read.

There are no rules!!!

I will be giving away one of each class, 
to two different winners.
Winners will be chosen at random, electronically!

What would be super cool is if you could promote my workshops on your blog and FB!
Could you mention that they will be offered on Artful Gathering?  This is where I really need your it up for me, spread the word, shout it out...

    Romantic Relic Frames
starting June 6 for six weeks
 I will be available on line to answer any questions you might have along the way, as you make your beautiful frame.  You will have the opportunity to chat with other students, post your progress, display your artistic expression, all inside the workshop.  Isn't that cool?

Here is a sample of what you will learn in the Frame class.  How to start with sheet metal, and magically transform it into a beautiful treasured frame, complete with found objects and sparkly soldered rhinestones. 
There are too much fun to make, and I would love to show you how.

This is your opportunity to add the kitchen sink to your frame....almost anything may be attached.

So much fun, I added a frozen Charlotte on this frame. And you will learn a fabulous array of cold connections, soldering rhinestone chain, attaching a leg, preparing your metal, sawing with a jeweler's saw, and so much more.

This kit will be available in Etsy.  There are limited number, so only one person please, unless there are a few left over.  Please contact me if you would like more than one.

 Overcoming the Fear of Fire
starting July 15 for six weeks

This class is near and dear to my heart.  I remember the first time I took a jewelry class, and they handed me a torch.  Yikes. I was so timid and intimidated by it.  This class is designed to help you understand which torch is best for your needs.

Do you need a micro butane torch? 
Mapp gas? 
A mixed gas torch? 
What can you do with them?  
How do they work? Safety issues?

All is answered here.

Do you have one of these torches sitting around you bought ages ago?
Dig it out, sign up for the class, and get ready to put it to use finally.

No need to be intimidated any more!
I'll show you some great uses for each torch, and what some can accomplish that others can't.

Oh, and did I mention MORE prizes???

Yep, more prizes inside my classrooms.
In the Fear of Fire class, you will be eligible to win this fun package, complete with a torch, stampings, and rhinestone chain.

And in the Romantic Relic Frame class....

You have the opportunity to win a large collection of treasures.
I went through the cupboard and put a ton of items together!!  
A complete de-stash party!

Registration for Artful Gathering is open NOW!  
For only a $5 registration, you get to not have to travel to learn, or buy an airline ticket and a hotel room! You get to watch the on line classes in the convenience of your own home, 
in your jammies.  That's worth a $5 registration fee for dang sure!

So leave a comment, and make sure I know how to get ahold of you.
And PLEASE promote these classes!!

The contest runs from when I hit the publish button to next Sunday, April 29, 10pm Pacific Time.

Fine print:
(winners I choose at random, will be asked to register for the workshop and pay the $5 registration fee please, all these classes eat up a lot of space on the net).
Good luck sweet friends. 

the final Blog Hop visit...

Final Destination Blog Visit!

Our last and final blog destination belongs to  and this is the final location where you'll find the last TWO words left in our secret word collection.

Pick up the last two words here.
Bring ALL your secret words here.

All Entries will Close May 5

Winners will be Announced May 7 at :

Winners will be drawn at random through One winner will be chosen to win the $200 e-card gift certificate to Jerry's Artarama, and two winners will be chosen at random to win a $25 e-gift card to Jerry's Artarama.

Please leave all the necessary contact info with your secret words in the moderated comment section of Artful Gathering's Hop Page.

Thank you so much for hopping with us and we look forward to seeing you at Artful Gathering 2012. Special thanks to Jerry's Artarama, Artful Gathering's prize sponsor of the blog hop event.

Good Luck, and thank you for playing!


carlanda brown williamson said...

oh yippee skippee! yes i will share this on fb and when i do my blog post about artfest, i will share there too. i would SO LOVE TO WIN A CLASS WITH YOU!!!! thanks riki for the chance. xo carlanda

Petie said...

I love, love, love your creative and unique jewelry!! I would absolutely be over the top happy to win a one of your classes. I'll add this to by Blog right now and I'll also put it on my facebook page! Thank you so much for such a generous offer!
Phyllis (Petie)

Anonymous said...

Hi Riki, an arty jewelry class sounds super fun. Keep those creative juices a flowin'

ellen said...

My comment to you is...Art-Is-You, we are known for our kewpies, and there on your gorgeous piece lies a kewpie-esq...not only talented and gorgeous, you are very generous.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Oh I would LOVE to win! With the economy the way it is and hubby being a contractor money is really tight. I will have my fingers and toes crossed!

sharon said...

I would so loooove to have one of your fabulous beautiful classes Riki! You are one super talented artist that I so admire....I am off to promote for you!

Pandora said...

This class looks fabulous thank you for the opportunity to win it! Love your promo video and the tour of your studio.

Tarnished Rose said...

I haven't been able to afford to sign up for any classes and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win one of yours.

Thank you for the opportunity!


Suzanne said...

These classes sound wonderful, as always, and I would love be in a student! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot. I'm off to promote... :)

karen hess jewelry said...

Oh Riki! I can't wait for these classes, but to WIN one would be PERFECT!! You are my inspiration! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your generous giveaways! I will be promoting!

kandeland said...

wow! what a wonderful giveaway! I'd be thrilled to get the chance to learn some new techniques!
thank you, xo natalea

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

You betcha girl, I'd be happy to help you promote your classes. You are such a sweetie to do such a wonderful giveaway. I'll post to my blog and I'll cross my fingers for your fire class. I've got a torch just haven't quite jumped in with both feet yet. All of your classes are wonderful!

Nancy Markosky said...

Wow..what a fabulous offer! I would be very happy to win either of the classes...yes I have a fear of fire.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhh, what a fabulous giveaway!!!! Oh, yes, I have a fear of fire . . . don't even burn candles . . . but I want to learn to solder . . .

Love Artful Gathering. I participated last year and loved it!!!

You bet I'll promote you! It may be a day or two though, I'm getting ready for my first flea (as a vendor) this weekend!!!

tatteredchick at yahoo dot com

margie said...

would love to be in these classes.

D Fritz said...

How exciting...hope I win these opportunities.

Judi Delgado said...

Riki, I would LOVE one of your classes. When we took Stephanie's workshop together, you helped me so much just by sitting next to me. I can only imagine what I would gain from an actual formal class! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Sueann said...

Count me in for sure! I would love to win on of your fabulous workshops

Kelly Lynn said...

Both of your classes look amazing! Sunday the 29th is my son's 17th birthday. He has been a bit of a challenge lately so I thought it would be so awesome if I won - then I would get a present for being his mother! Lol! I know your classes will be so popular because they are interesting and unlike most workshops online. Congrats! and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for myself as well!

Christine said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of your fantastic workshops!!

lordblessu said...

I posted on FaceBook so I hope that enters me in the contest. It would be awesome to win a spot in your class. I am a beginner and want to learn from the best!!!!

JoAnne said...

Oooohhh Riki, what a fabulous giveaway! I would be thrilled to win one of your classes. I absolutely adore that frame and if you don't mind I'm going to grab it and put your giveaway on my sidebar linking back to you.
Thanks for the chance. Been a longtime fan.

Susan Burgess said...

SO many people wanting to win the beauty of a class/es you are offerring! Me too would love to win. Pickme , Pick me!!! Sanna

Detta said...

Just delicious offerings of pure what a wonderful array of gorgeous goodies you produce! I would LOVE to win one of your classes and ask all the glitter fairies to help you pick me. x I will post on facebook too x x

Detta said...

Just delicious offerings of pure what a wonderful array of gorgeous goodies you produce! I would LOVE to win one of your classes and ask all the glitter fairies to help you pick me. x I will post on facebook too x x

Maggie said...

What a wonderful opportunity for folks to learn something they will love to do, and to create something so great! I have shared on my facebook page with all my art chick friends! Delightful!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh such an awesome giveaway!!! I'd be super thrilled to win! Thanks for giving us this opportunity to play!

JoAnne said...

Just added a post Riki!

Anonymous said...

Count me inon your giveaway! Your classes sound great!

dellerd said...

This has been something I have an interest in and would love to learn how to make those fabulous frames. What a great class to win going into summer. Yes...I would love to win a spot in your online class....I will share you on facebook too. Thank you for this special offer.