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Classes Offered in 2024

I am looking forward to my teaching schedule for 2024 as it will be a busy one filled with lots of new workshops, both soldered art and soldered jewelry ones.  All of them are taking place in the U.S.A. with the first one in Portland, Oregon. Art and Soul Portland I have four classes I am teaching at Art and Soul Retreats in April. The classes being offered are: Soldering 101, Soldered Relic Box, Soldered Jewelry Box (2-day class), and Soldered Circle Necklace w/Queen Anne’s lace. My Creative Nest Studio …

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Art & Soul Portland Workshops 2023

This coming spring and fall 2023 I have several classes available to choose from at the Art and Soul Portland Retreats.  There is a spring one (April 11 – 19) and a fall one (October 8 – 15).  I am offering both soldered jewelry and soldered art workshops at both. One of the classes I recommend taking if you are a first timer to soldering, is the Soldering 101 workshop. In this class you will learn the basics of soldering which will give you the foundation for continuing in the …

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Mixed Metals

In my pieces I love to mix different metals. Copper, brass, and silver are among my favorites to work with.  When I find inspiration from an object or from a photo, I make a mental note of it for using in a future piece of jewelry. Take for instance these cuffs.  I purchased some blank brass cuffs in different widths a while back. I also purchased a lot of different size chains in different metals and they have been sitting around just waiting to be made into something. I knew …

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Summer Collection

Every summer I scour the highways and side roads for wildflowers to use in the jewelry I make. Queen Anne’s Lace grows prolific here in my area, so it is not hard to find. Last year I picked a bounty of it and now I am in the process of creating some pieces with them. I love these wildflowers because of their natural color palette and how organic they look once soldered inside glass pendants. They are a favorite of many of my customers, me included. This new summer collection …