It's that time, folks! I'll be leaving for Tucson to teach three terrific classes at Art Retreat in the Desert, in just a couple of weeks. I've got two brand new classes for you, as well as my Relic Ring class, which has been sold out for quite a long time (thank you!)
You guys asked for it so, here it is...Sublime Design! I'm so excited to teach this as jewelry design is one of my favorite subjects. We'll be working our way through all of the design elements and principles you'll need to create beautiful pieces.
We'll be doing some sketching and there will be lots of instruction on color theory; something a lot of jewelry peeps don't think about. The construction techniques I will offer will be based on the projects you, the students, want to work on. If you're struggling with design, or color, this is the class you need.
The other brand new class I'll teach is called Chain Reaction. We're going to be working on some beautiful and unique chain.
Ever want to make soldered chain but were intimidated? I'll show you how to do a lovely, twisted soldered chain. This one is really versatile.
We're also going to do a intricate looking herringbone weave, as well as a basic wire wrapped bead link.
The last one is a one-of-a-kind copper chain that includes my very special hand-formed disks, combined with a heavily wrapped wire link. This chain is a variation on a ball and stick style chain and is so much fun to make!
If you've never been to a Vivi Magoo event, like Art Retreat in the Desert...or you've never been to Tucson, believe me, now is the time to go! This event is run in conjunction with the Tucson gem shows. You can find every kind of gem, bead, stone, fossil, cabochon and what-not, at these gem shows. It's gem heaven!
Ok...so, it's not too late to register. I hope ya'll can come!