Creatively Made E-Course with Jeanne Oliver

Yesterday I signed up for Jeanne Oliver’s, Creatively Made E-Course. The cost is $48 and it includes many workshops, inspiring video, opportunities to share your work with others, and make new friends.

I am really excited about this and hope it will keep me motivated and give me a jump-start for my 2012 goals.  Sheila, from Blessed and Distressed, is the one that helped me discover many creative blogs, books, and workshops. Thank you, Sheila!

Please be sure to visit Jeanne’s blog for details: Jeanne Oliver Designs. She has extended the registration until January 16th due to numerous requests.

Photo Courtesy of Jeanne Oliver's Website

Enjoy,
~Alie

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Beadz Galore Free Classes

For those of you in the Kansas City, Missouri area be sure to visit Beadz Galore. They offer free beading classes. The only requirement is that you buy the supplies needed for the class at their store.

Crochet Necklace. Photo Courtesy of Beadz Galore.

I personally would like to learn this crochet technique. There are videos on YouTube and it looks intriguing. Auntie’s Beads has some of the best videos on many beading topics.

My crocheting skills have not been utilized in quite some time, so I will be taking a class in person for this technique and then practice some other techniques watching videos from Auntie’s Beads.

Enjoy,
~Alie

Jewelry Classes in Kansas City, MO

If you are interested in jewelry classes Urban Arts and Crafts will be hosting several different classes. Please visit their website for more information. All photos in the slideshow are courtesy of Urban Arts and Crafts Facebook Page.

I am taking two of the jewelry classes and a friend of mine has taken soldering classes there and really liked it. They also offer a wide variety of classes (knitting, crochet, sewing) and sell art supplies, yarn, fabric, embellishments, etc.

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Learn something new during 2012 or develop a skill further.

Enjoy,
~Alie

Soldering Workshops with Blessed and Distressed

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Today I am sharing several workshops that I have taken at The Peackock Cafe with Sheila. You can get a glimpse of Sheila’s talent on her blog, Blessed and Distressed.

In an earlier post I recommended a soldering book by Lisa Bluhm entitled, Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories. It is an excellent source for soldering with great photos and instruction. Along with Lisa Bluhm’s book is Sally Jean Alexander’s book, Pretty Little Things. It is a beautiful book full of treasures and ideas.

It turns out the Sheila has taken workshops instructed by Sally Jean Alexander and has learned amazing things. Taking workshops is a wonderful way to gain skills because you can always learn something new. I learned some tips and techniques that have really helped me in soldering.

The Peacock Cafe is hosting their last workshop this Saturday the 19th. If you are in the Kansas area be sure to check it out. It will be a fun one.

Chapbooks

The beauty of a chapbook.

1. Pocket Sized

2. Poems, ballads, stories, etc.

3. Simple or complex with different bindings

4. Create your own

There is a workshop at the University of Utah’s Book Arts Studio on March 19th. I have taken workshops there before and their studio is brand new and amazing. The instructors are inspiring and knowledgeable.

“Participants leave with the foundation needed to begin designing, digitally printing and constructing their own line of boutique books.”

I think this will be a fun one, although I will not be attending.

Also, Utah educators be sure to visit the above site, they offer free workshops for teachers. You can take away some interesting projects for your students. The workshops incorporate language arts, science, history, math, and arts.

Enjoy,
~Alie