Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

I Love Teaching!

February 21, 2011

 

Teaching at last weekend’s Ruffles and Rust show was such fun!  Timi and her wonderful staff did a bang-up job.  Talented vendors, friendly people everywhere, and an inspiring environment surrounded us all.

My classroom space was cozy and had great light.

The nicest people ever joined in the Blossoms & Buttons Cuff creating.

Here is Donna’s bracelet nearly finished.  Gorgeous!

Mark your calendars for the next Ruffles and Rust Show – October 21 & 22, 2011.  It will be worth the wait!

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Ruffles and Rust Class Kits

February 16, 2011

My class kits are decorated and ready for this weekend’s Ruffles and Rust Show, Feb. 18 & 19 at the Monroe Fair Grounds.  There are still spaces left for the Spring Fling Necklace, from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Blossoms and Buttons Cuff from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Click on the Ruffles and Rust link to find out how to register, and for more info on this splendid show.

Kitty Harry has his kit all picked out.

He has tucked himself into the supplies for the classes.  Looks like he is ready to attend Ruffles and Rust too!

Ruffles and Rust Is Just Next Week

February 9, 2011

The fabulous Ruffles and Rust show is nearly here.  And so are the two classes I will be teaching.  There are still some spaces left.  I’d love to have you join me! 

Spring Fling Necklace

A big, foofy flower created from an antique, French lace bedspread, handmade lace, and real pearls adorn this necklace, and can be removed to wear as a pin!  Twists and turns of chains, snippets of French lace, and dangling pearls create some swag and sway.  More strands of chain are attached to a section of a vintage metal belt, anchored with a keepsake wooden French rosary bead to make an eye-catching tassel.  It’s a romantic look with a little edge, and a lot of style.  We’ll do some simple sewing and easy jewelry techniques, and have a bunch of fun.

All materials will be provided in a workshop kit.  Please feel free to bring any special trinkets, charms, jewelry bits and bobs you might want to add.  The color palette of your kit will be in neutral shades of creams and ivory. 

Tools to bring – two pairs of chain or needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters and a pair of scissors for cutting lace and threads.

Time:  10 a.m. – noon

Cost is $75.  Class size is limited to 25 students.

Blossoms and Buttons Cuff

You’ll wrap your wrist with ribbon flower blooms, vintage rhinestone, mother-of-pearl and glass buttons, all anchored to a gorgeous white velvet ribbon base.  The chic clasp, created from a vintage metal finding nearly steals the show.  If you can thread a needle, and do a simple running stitch, you can fashion these shimmering blossoms.  Attaching a few jump rings will be the only easy jewelry techniques needed.  We’ll spend a couple of hours stitching, and sharing a couple of really fun hours together!

All materials will be provided in a workshop kit.  Please feel free to bring any special buttons, ribbon segments, jewelry bits and bobs you might want to add.  The color palette of your kit will be in neutral shades of creams and ivory. 

Tools to bring – two pairs of chain or needle nose pliers, and a pair of scissors for cutting ribbons and threads.

Time:  2 – 4 p.m.

Cost is $55.  Class size is limited to 25 students.

For more info about how to register, and some exciting perks for taking these classes, please visit Come Junk With Us.

And please feel free to print this coupon and share it with all your friends:

Ruffles and Rust Workshops

January 10, 2011

I’ll be teaching two new classes at the upcoming Ruffles and Rust show on February 19, 2011 at the Monroe Fair Grounds.  Here are the descriptions for the:

Spring Fling Necklace

A big, foofy flower created from an antique, French lace bedspread, handmade lace, and real pearls adorn this necklace, and can be removed to wear as a pin!  Twists and turns of chains, snippets of French lace, and dangling pearls create some swag and sway.  More strands of chain are attached to a section of a vintage metal belt, anchored with a keepsake wooden French rosary bead to make an eye-catching tassel.  It’s a romantic look with a little edge, and a lot of style.  We’ll do some simple sewing and easy jewelry techniques, and have a bunch of fun.

All materials will be provided in a workshop kit.  Please feel free to bring any special trinkets, charms, jewelry bits and bobs you might want to add.  The color palette of your kit will be in neutral shades of creams and ivory. 

Tools to bring – two pairs of chain or needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters and a pair of scissors for cutting lace and threads.

Cost is $75.  Class size is limited to 25 students.

Blossoms and Buttons Cuff

You’ll wrap your wrist with ribbon flower blooms, vintage rhinestone, mother-of-pearl and glass buttons, all anchored to a gorgeous white velvet ribbon base.  The chic clasp, created from a vintage metal finding nearly steals the show.  If you can thread a needle, and do a simple running stitch, you can fashion these shimmering blossoms.  Attaching a few jump rings will be the only easy jewelry techniques needed.  We’ll spend a couple of hours stitching, and sharing a couple of really fun hours together!

All materials will be provided in a workshop kit.  Please feel free to bring any special buttons, ribbon segments, jewelry bits and bobs you might want to add.  The color palette of your kit will be in neutral shades of creams and ivory. 

Tools to bring – two pairs of chain or needle nose pliers, and a pair of scissors for cutting ribbons and threads.

Cost is $55.  Class size is limited to 25 students.

For more info about how to register, and some exciting perks for taking these classes, please visit Come Junk With Us.

And please feel free to print this coupon and share it with all your friends:

Thankful and Excited

December 30, 2010

2010 has been an amazing year of growth and change.  Raoul and I thinned our possessions by two-thirds.  We moved to a wonderful home that fits our current needs and makes us quite content.  I have changed the focus of my business from selling stuff to selling ideas through teaching, speaking and consulting.  I fit into a smaller pants size and feel most blessed for my good health.  I am really grateful for the strength, support and faith I have received from my family and friends.

I seem to thrive on change, and am looking forward to opening more new doors in the upcoming year.

I wish much health and happiness to all of you as well.

Ruffles and Rust Necklace Preview

December 20, 2010

 

Here’s a sneak peek picture of the Spring Fling Necklace I will be teaching at the Feb. 18 & 19 Ruffles and Rust Show in Monroe.  I’m working on official pictures of this necklace and the Blossoms & Buttons Cuff, and will post them soon.  For more exciting info on this spectacular show, please visit Come Junk With Us.

Best Teaching Day of My Life

October 27, 2010

Good golly – I had the most fun ever – teaching at the recent Ruffles & Rust show!  Here is my Relics and Ribbons Necklace group.

My good friend, Julie Sotomura, of PhotoMura was helping me with the class and taking all of these terrific shots.

There were vintage French ribbons I found recently while shopping the brocantes in Provence.

I wish I had bought the other four spools of this amazing French silk cord.  The spool is gigantic.

Everyone shared with each other.

Plenty of laughs filled the day.

And then the masterpieces were worn.  Here is Christine.

Melinda and her beautiful necklaces.

Roxanne and Gail.  Can you believe this was their first jewelry class?  Talk about fast learners!

Next up was the Baubles and Bling Bracelet.  Here is one underway.  I really like this shot Julie captured!

Carol sporting her finished bracelet.

Cathy displaying hers.

Julie took many more dandy photos of the classes, and you can see them here.

And a gigantic thank you to Timi and her entire crew for their help in creating the best teaching day of my life!

Relics and Ribbons Necklace Class

October 21, 2010

 

Here is my new and improved sample of the Relics and Ribbons Necklace I’ll be teaching at Ruffles and Rust on Saturday, Oct. 23.  On our September Vintage Buying Tour of Provence, I found enough vintage French skeleton keys for all the kits, plus religious medals, buttons, ribbons and some stunning silver, silk cording.  Each class kit will include all of the above components, with some variations.  I have tried my best to have rhinestone button equality!

There are still a few spots left in this class, which runs from 10 a.m. – noon, costs $65, and includes your admission to all of Saturday’s show.  To find out more about this marvelous event, produced by the talented Timi of Come Junk With Us, and how to register, click here.

Baubles and Bling Bracelet

October 20, 2010

This is the final version of the Baubles and Bling Bracelet I’ll be teaching at Ruffles & Rust on Saturday, Oct. 23.  Each kit will contain everything you see in the picture.  Of course, you can create all sorts of variations depending on the combos you prefer.  Plus there will be French ribbons, hand-dyed laces and vintage metallic fibers to add, if you wish.  There are still a few spots left in this class, which is 2 – 4 p.m..  The cost is $45, which includes your admission to all of Saturday’s show, produced by Timi of Come Junk With Us.  To register, click here.  We plan to have some big fun!

Class Kits for Ruffles & Rust

October 19, 2010

 

I’ve been busy getting my class kits all gussied up for the fabulous Ruffles and Rust show, being held Oct. 22 & 23 at the Monroe Fair Grounds.  There are still a few spots left in the Relics and Ribbons Necklace and the Baubles and Bling Bracelet classes.  Click on the Ruffles and Rust link to see all the details, and how to register.  For more info about the show, visit Come Junk With Us.

And to read a wonderful article about the mastermind and marketing maven, Timi Weathers, the founder of Come Junk With Us, please visit here.