Thursday, February 25, 2010

Studio Themes!

Today I had a suggestion from one of my awesome EtsyRain teammates, (of which there are now 790!) She mentioned that one of the local, Washington Arts Council stores that she consigns with has 60-90 day "Themes".

I LOVE the idea
and think I'm going to sit down with the calendar and make this happen!

Having the workshops, weekly art exploration groups and the Studio Store all work together sounds like fun! Of course, the popular workshops and vendor items will always be present. I may try to figure out a way to work them into the theme with a few tweaks though.

If you have a theme you would like to see, post it below :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Intro to Soldering (jewelry) Workshop

Black Door Studio
is so lucky to have a seasoned pro teach us the ins and outs of soldering.

This Saturday, February 6th, we will have 2 workshops!

Steven Sheely will be our instructor for this workshop.
He has a long history as a metal smith jeweler and stained glass expert.

The project in this first class will be a simple microscope slide pendant giving you 8 inches to improve your technique.

You will leave knowing soldering safety, basic soldering, how to solder a glass pendant, how to add a jump ring to a piece of metal and of course, with your new pendant.

What you put in your pendant is up to you! You can use an old postage stamp, mini collage, a picture, dried flowers, sheet music, old lace, pretty paper, etc. Basically, anything that is flat and can be pressed in glass.

All tools and supplies will be provided.

* There is a $45 supply and instructor fee.

** Space is limited so you must RSVP

email me to claim one.