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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winner of Stephanie L Drawing

of the Stephanie Lee's 
Homesteader's Metalsmithing workshop is....

of Shaiha's Ramblings!!

Hey Stephanie, she is a fellow Northwesterner living in WA! How about that?

Congratulations Shaiha.
I will give Stephanie your email address, and you will be invited in to her workshop.

Enjoy. And a very special thank you to everyone who entered the drawing, I truly appreciate it and wish all of you could have won.

Lots of hugs,

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!


Saturday, January 11, 2014


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, 
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
-Hans Christian Anderson

Won't you join me in creating a small cage 
to hold your heart's desire?
February 6-9, 2014
Tucson, AZ

At this art retreat, 
we can offer you sunshine, 
the freedom to create 
and many blossoms of knowledge.

Please join me.