My, oh my, does this shindig look like a grand time! Playing with this winning bunch of wireworking masters couldn’t be more entertaining. Wonderful wire and metal techniques for all levels from beginner to intermediate will be explored October 28-31, 2010 in Dana Point, California. The venue is right on the southern California seashore (sign me up!); not to mention all the classes are with these crème de la crème instructors of the wire world. Hang with fellow wire worshippers and attend great events such as the meet the teachers reception and presentations on Shoot to Sell and How to Etsy.
|We all scream for ice cream
While you’re strolling
Laguna Beach at the event and pondering new wireworking designs, be
sure to grab a cone.....Grab one for your teacher while you’re at it. Here’s
some of their fave flavors:
- Sharilyn Miller: Chocolate mint chip
- Lisa Niven Kelly: Peppermint stick with hot fudge . . . duh!
- Janice Berkebile: Häagen-Dazs caramel with sea salt or licorice
- Susan Lenart Kazmer: Orange and vanilla twist
Gotta say I’m with Lisa Niven Kelly on this one!
Riveted Links Bracelet
and Rings by Tracy Stanley
Eeeny meeny miny moe
Which classes to choose? I’ve personally taken classes from some of
these folks and really enjoy the fact that they bring so many different
aspects of wireworking and metal manipulating expertise to the table.
Here the masters and some of their classes:
- Janice Berkebile is teaching basic low-tech repoussé and chasing
- Lisa Claxton offers intermediate wire crochet and wire shaping,
weaving, coiling, and beaded bracelet embellishment.
- Connie Fox has a Bewitching Bracelet class teaching
heat texturing and fusing sheet metal with a torch.
- Mary Hettmansperger has some simple cold connection bezels and
- One of Susan Lenart Kazmer’s classes offers Ancient Techniques on
New Frontiers—Weaving Metal Structures.
- Dallas Lovett has some wire weaving with seed beads and crystals.
- Sharilyn Miller’s classes are filled with wire wrapping,
texturing, and light metalsmithing techniques.
- Lisa Niven Kelly has wire weaving and double spiral link patterns, to name a few techniques.
- Tracy Stanley’s forming, riveting, sawing, stamping, and coiling
classes will keep you busy!
- Barb Switzer offers some arty focal toggles, bracelets, and
Crystal Sandwich Pendant classes.
Fruit of the Vine
by Janice Berkebile
Wire Crochet Medallion
by Lisa Claxton
||All the teachers are looking forward to meeting the other teachers and
students, except for Lisa Niven Kelly, who jokingly said she is “looking
forward to going skinny dipping in the ocean with all my students on our
lunch break . . . nah.” I am looking forward to a show of nothin' but wire
. . . wire all day, wire comin' atchya from all directions. Creating,
learning, and teaching with these amazing instructors and students should
prove to be an overwhelmingly inspiring experience!”
Be sure to
event website for more information on the Weekend with the Wire
What’s your fave ice cream flavor? Let me know
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