Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Handmade Holidays and Studio Class Sign-ups

Lot's of great stuff happening over at the Kate Richbourg Jewelry Studio.

First, mark your calendars for my first ever holiday event at the studionon Sunday, December 13, 11-4. (Directions to the studio here.)

Handmade Holiday features six fabulous jewelry designers: Lisa Kaufman, Emily Miller, Cynthia Thornton, Kriss Silva, Winnie van der Rijn and me.

Hope you can join us for food, frolic, festive gifts and a FREE Indigo Dye Make & Take! Yep. We will have some holiday libations and snacks and you'll learn how to dye your very own piece of fabric a brilliant Indigo Blue. It's like magic!

That day will also be the first day of studio class sign ups for Jan-April 2016. You can check the preview dates on the studio class page. Class titles, photos and descriptions are coming soon.

But in case your are ready to enroll in some classes right now, I do have four exciting offerings that are available for sign ups. They are called my Make & Take Mini Classes and are one Tuesday night each month. Just $40 each. That great price includes all materials and tool use in class as well as drinks and snacks. If you want to enroll in all of them, I have a special 4-pack price. Click on the class title and hop over to my Etsy store to see the samples and enroll.

Tuesday, January 19, 6:30-9 No Fail Stacked Rings
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-9 Texture and Patina Metal Leaves
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-9 Stamped Rings
Tuesday, April 19, 6:30-9 Bevy of Bangles 

Enroll for all 4 for the price of 3. 

Stay tuned for more class info and Handmade Holiday details coming up soon!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Don't Play Me Off Yet, Stick Man!

Remember that year that Julia Roberts wore that amazing vintage Valentino dress when she took home her Oscar for Best Actress? Her speech was so heartfelt and giddy and breathless. She had so many people to thank that she exclaimed at the onset that it was going to be a long one.

Right off the bat Julia looked over at the conductor and said "I'm going to spend some time here to tell you some things. And sir [speaking to music conductor Bill Conti], you're doing a great job, but you're so quick with that stick. So why don't you sit, 'cause I may never be here again."

Well, I kinda feel like that today. Giddy, breathless, heartfelt. And I'll admit... a bit tired. It's my Oscar day, of sorts. My photo shoot for my second book starts tomorrow, with some last minute preliminary stuff happening today. By Friday at 5:30 PM, all will be a memory. And hopefully a success.  I am really proud of it and hope that it will help you on you metalsmithing journey.

So it seems fitting to send out into the universe, my friends, supporters, students and colleagues a big THANK YOU!

I could not have achieved this sophomore effort without a team. From the day-to-day support of my husband (his middle name is dinner and laundry) to my family and friends who are always ready to lend a helping hand in countless ways. And of course to you, the person reading this on the other side of the screen. Maybe we have met in a class, or through social media, or in an online class. It's you guys that keep me doing what I do by supporting my efforts, buying my books, frequenting my Etsy store and taking my classes.  

So Thank You. The stick man is playing me off. But unlike Julia, I know I'll be here again. Another epic project is always on the horizon. And I hope you will be there with me.


Monday, October 26, 2015

My Musings...

I have had a LOT of great inspiration, support and general good will come my way lately. It's a crazy-creative-exciting time for me right now. All of these events have put me in mind to muse overwhat it is I do. To cut through the clutter (sometimes literally) and think about what it is I DO as a jewelry educator.

And since all the kids are making infographics nowdays, I thought I'd make one too, and use it to share my thoughts with you.

(And by-the-way it was really fun and easy to create. I used a template from a company called Piktochart. It was FREE to sign up and there are plenty of great templates to get you started.)

Here it is...  and thanks for reading! Click this link to download a printable copy.