Happy Friday

I don’t have much for you today – I just remembered late last night that today is a PA day, so I have both my monkeys standing over my shoulder bugging me for one thing or another. 😉  I’m off to find them something constructive to do while I attempt to clean up the disaster zone that my house has become. Maybe I’ll set them up making some stretchy bracelets, However – not quite as fancy as Dwyn’s. 🙂 Do you have any favourite kid friendly jewelry projects or links to share? Feel free to post below! Enjoy your weekend!

Bead & Button

So who’s going? I noticed with my facebook friends, is post after post of folks getting ready to go! Alas, this year yet again I’ll be missing out…maybe next year (although I keep saying that) 🙂 Marg is going, and I believe she has signed up for a few classes.  For those of you who have to live vicariously through others – like myself, I found some video’s on youtube to share the experience. Keven O’grady – charming the ladies and selling his awesome bracelets 🙂 This one – featuring a walk through of parts of the show for Tatiana …

Glass Headpins!

Coming a little bit later today (as soon as I figure out how to use imovie – or when I give up and send it my sis in law) a little demo on how to make lampwork glass headpins. You can make these on pretty much any type of wire – so long as it’s not coated. The ones below are made with copper wire. I’ll polish them up later with a steel pad. Ok, I’m back – The video is awful – truly. I had to completely remove the sound as the noise from my vent hood was unbearable, …

The Viking Knit Class is finally here!

I know that some of you folks have been awaiting the Viking Knit class. Well, here it is! Laurie-Anne Clinton is an amazing instructor, and a gifted Toronto jewellery designer.It’s on June 24th. If you’re looking for an introductory beading class, Marilyn Gardiner’s Basic Bead Stringing class, coming up this weekend, is a good place to start. Beginners and expert beaders alike can learn how to make this Chinese Knot Necklace (in copper or silver). Here is a peak into what’s coming up next week: Metalworking for Beaders: Creating your own Production Line In this class, students will learn how …