Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Class

Wow, we have been working on so much lately--but that is going to take multiple posts.  Today I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the class we are going to be teaching this summer at Pink Flamingo Beads in Powell, Ohio. 

We have been playing around with Vintaj brass for the past few months, and have pretty much fallen in love with it.  We have discovered soooo many different techniques that can be used on the brass, and just love the fact that it is so versatile.  We have finally gotten to a point with the products where we are comfortable enough to share some of the techniques with others.  Which leads me to the title of this post.  We are going to be teaching a Vintaj bracelet class this summer.  We will cover numerous techniques from punching holes in the brass, to dapping, embossing, and using patinas. 

So...without further adieu, here is the bracelet!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

All for the cause!

Recently, Kathy and I were contacted by a woman named Tammy Powell who was interested in jewelry for her new business.  After meeting with Tammy, we found out that she is in the process of funding her non-profit organization called Love You More. On her Facebook page, Tammy says, "Love You More is dedicated to helping children that have been affected by drug abuse. Having seen the affects drug abuse has had on children, Love You More strives to help children LOVE THEMSELVES MORE than to choose the same path of drug use and abuse." 
We have met with Tammy a couple of times now, and have come up with a preliminary jewelry line for her.  We are so excited to share these pieces!  If you are interested in purchasing any of this jewelry, please contact Tammy via her Love You More facebook page, or e-mail her at

Tammy, we are SO enjoying working with you!!