September 5, 2011

Class is OPEN for registration ...

Happy Labor day!
I hope you all are enjoying yourselves and celebrating the end of summer with family and friends!!
School starts tomorrow and I've been working on my own class ...

I've been spending the past few days gathering ALL the information for my upcoming Jewelry class at Art on the Farm, a Nada event. I hope this post answers the many questions that have been arriving in my mailbox about class ... Registration is now open here!

You’re invited to join me for class ...
On October 7th between 4pm and 7pm class will be held on the prairie in a peaceful setting of the old barn. Upon entering each person will receive a Salvaged Treasure jewelry “kit”  … a treasure trove containing various found objects and reclaimed pretties to make an enchanting necklace or bracelet, plus a pair of earrings. Each kit will be carefully culled from my own personal stash of salvaged treasures and will contain more than enough items to create your jewelry with, no two kits will be the same.  An example of what your kit may contain …. brass locket, skeleton key, antique buttons, vintage rhinestones, old rosaries beads, crosses, cameo, vintage beads, various ephemera, shoe clips, antique watch parts, tin types, pearls … really the list and possibilities are endless, all discarded and forgotten treasures have wonderful potential {your kit will also contain wire and findings}… everyone will leave with their own unique piece of wearable art!
This class is well suited for ANY level of experience you may or may not have in jewelry making. ALL are welcomed, from beginners to advance! We will have fun creating and relaxing together, plus munchies and admission to Nada’s opening shopping night are included in your class.
I encourage you to bring your own salvaged treasures to class … incorporating your own sentimental pieces and interesting found objects will make your jewelry even more special. Great places to treasure hunt are: flea markets, estate sales, antique malls, thrift shops, and your grandmother’s old jewelry box … oh, and don’t forget what your grandfather may have lurking in the basement in those old glass jars, this is a super place to unearth rusty objects likes keys and hardware. Textiles can also be used in jewelry making, think tattered laces, scraps of cloth, or vintage seam binding. Use your imagination!
In class, I will help you with the design process of your piece, giving you ideas and suggestions. You’ll then learn how to wire wrap, connect, and oxidize metals. Incase you have an item without a hole to attach to your piece, I’ll also have my drill with me and we can work on that as well. You’ll learn how to incorporate the unexpected into your jewelry … making it a personal statement piece.
I will have some extra treasures for you to hunt through for sale as well … you may just find something that speaks to you and can’t live without!
Supplies you’ll need to bring with you:
Jewelry pliers, round nose and flat nose {two flat nose, if you have}
Wire cutters, preferably flush cutters
Any additional salvaged treasures {the more the better}
Additional link chain, can be old or new and clasps, findings
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Register early, seating is limited and will be reserved in order of payment.
if you have any additional questions please feel free to drop me a note at:

I hope to see you in class!


  1. You need to do online classes! I would love to take a class of yours but I am disabled and rarely able to leave home. You can partner up with places looking for teachers, please consider do online :) I know your class will be awesome!

  2. I'll take one of everything!!!

  3. Oh how I wish I could take this class! Not possible with Marburger fast approaching! Have a great class teach!

  4. wow beautiful jewelleries...

  5. It looks fabulous and sounds like it will be a wonderful class! I will be away this time but maybe next! :)

  6. Wish I lived closer, would def. take the class.


  7. Your class looks wonderful!!!! WISH I LIVED CLOSER!!!!

    WHO WON YOUR PURSE GIVE AWAY??? I keep checking to see you announce the winner!

  8. Wish I lived closer so I could attend, looks like a great class, thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

  9. I'm with CityFarmer... I'll take one of everything too please! *winks* Your class is going to be awesome... as is Anne Marie's Event at the Farm... SOOOOOOOOOO wish I could be there. *Le Sigh* My 'Bucket List' keeps growing and growing... *winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  10. *sniff*
    i wanna come!!!!!!

    Oh - all of your "students" are SOOOOOOOOOO lucky!!!! Ya'll will have such great fun!!!

    ;-D robelyn


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