Lisa Barth is one of my all time favorite artists. I recently started experimenting with wire weaving, a technique a little different from wire wrapping. Lisa’s Book Timeless Wire Weaving has beautiful projects and great instruction. Here are some things I learned.
“Learn to use basic wire wrapping techniques to create a beaded, channel style latching cuff bracelet.”
Prior wire-working experience is recommended but not necessary. (Try our Earrings 101 class if you’d like to learn the basics.) Students will need the hand strength and dexterity to hold wires together as they work.
Instructor is Christiane Ross. Wire included in class fee.
This is where I was last weekend. I showed at the Foothills Guild Craft Show. It was such a wonderful experience. I was completely overwhelmed walking around. There were so many beautiful ART pieces all around me and my first reaction was to question myself. I wondered if I was good enough to be here. I doubted myself. But that didn’t last long. I squashed that nagging voice. We all have something wonderful to offer the world and I was just going to do my best.
I shared the booth with porcelain artist Stephanie Levy. Her business name is C’est Levy. She was a pure delight as a companion. She was so encouraging. She brought chocolate. We took turns being late:) Her pieces are as adorable as herself. She primarily creates jewelry from face beads. She creates stylized visages of adults and babies that have a lot of personality and her audience loved them. Her entire Tia Chi class stopped by one at a time, I believe.
I really liked our booth setup. We used the zig zag layout I learned from Dale Armstrong. It seems to flow really well. I don’t think anyone felt trapped. The only issue is I found is people felt comfortable putting their purses on my pieces…so we needed a checkout counter. We needed some good lights too, but it wasn’t bad without them. I loved the tables Stephanie brought. They had the taller option which was nice.
I don’t usually wear makeup in my day to day life. I really try to be true to who I am always. It’s an attitude I’ve worked hard to attain. That is what allows me to be brave. That allows me to do things like teach and dance. Be kind to yourself. Be true in your attempts at art. Don’t be afraid to be who you are. You have to live with you everyday. It’s up to others to form their own opinion and ultimately they don’t matter that much at all. Every day, just a little, try…