Monday, October 19, 2009

Make Stuff, Reduce Stress and Live Longer!

You heard it right - take my class and you will live longer! Sound like a midnight info-mercial? Well keep reading.

I will be teaching Free-Style Jewelry Design at Mud Spun Arts Center in Belchertown on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30. This is an ongoing drop-in class with a six week commitment. So if you have to miss a class, you can make it up when it is convenient for you.

You can learn new techniques and create heart-felt gifts with your own hands.

Topics covered are:
  • Basic beading
  • Basic wire work
  • Advanced jewelry design
  • Creating pendants
  • Creating jewelry components
Materials used are:
  • Glass beads
  • Natural stone beads
  • Sterling silver components
  • Precious Metal Clay*
  • Fine Silver*
The cost for the workshop is $160 – that’s about $25 per class including high end materials! Students will be able to create many pieces of wearable art during their six-week excursion.

*Additional cost for precious metal clay and fine silver.

An added benefit to a class like this is living a longer life. Sounds funny to say, but the truth is, people who have less stress in their lives live longer. And gathering together, making new friends and creating beautiful things with one’s own hands will definitely lower stress levels!

Classes begin Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm, so contact me if you'd like to join us for an enjoyable night out!

I'm also available for Girl's Night Out - beading parties and home jewelry shopping parties!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Brand New at The Gallery: CHAMILIA JEWELRY

Mud Spun did their homework when they decided to offer this exciting new addition. There are many bead companies with whom they could have partnered. Mud Spun chose CHAMILIA for its artisan quality and beautiful variety -- and because CHAMILIA jewelry is crafted right here in the United States.

CHAMILIA’S impressive collection is handmade in Atlanta, Georgia by experienced glass artists using time-honored techniques and genuine Murano glass imported from Italy.

You’ll be glad to know that CHAMILIA jewelry beads are compatible with other European bracelets, such as PANDORA and Trollbeads.

CHAMILIA jewelry complements Mud Spun's current artisan offerings and they’re proud to provide customers this enticing element of The Gallery!

Limited time offer: visit The Gallery and enter a drawing for a FREE CHAMILIA FLEX BANGLE bracelet. No purchase necessary.

Gallery hours:
Tues. .... 9 am - 2 pm
Wed. ... 4 - 9 pm
Thurs. ... 4 - 9 pm
.... 9 am - 2 pm
Sat. .... 9 am - 2 pm

New in the Arts Center: FALL WORKSHOPS

Take your inner-artist on a fall retreat with a weekly class. One of these six-week art workshops are sure to help you tap into your creativity.

Adult Potter's Wheel
• Learn basic wheel throwing techniques
• Thursdays starting October 15 from 7 to 9 pm

Potter's Wheel for Teens (age 11+)
• Beyond hand-building and clay forming
• Thursdays starting October 15 from 4 to 5:30 pm

Free-Style Jewelry Workshop
• Create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art
• Fridays starting October 16 from 7 to 9 pm

Glass Bead Making Workshop (age 10+)
• Introduction to flameworking
• Mondays starting October 19 from 7 to 9 pm

Learn more and register online today!