Monday, February 14, 2011

New Beads & Class News...


Hi all, life is good here, Tuscon was fun, but not enough to make me want to actually make beads all year long so I can go to this show as a seller, but I had a great time with Grace, we bought a ton of findings, silver and gem stones to have fun with...I met Jeff Barber and saw some old friends and made some new ones too...
Since then the sun has been out, so Mooshi and I have been going to the park everyday...save for today, it actually rained today, surprised us all...but hey it is spring weather after all in these parts...A happy fun birthday to my hubby too...

New Beads: There are new beads in the shop & there will be more, so keep checking back...

Bi Monthly Meeting: Join us at the Studio for our next meeting on Feb 26th, friends of ours from Nor Cal SGB will be here to make beads for Beads of Courage, it promises to be a fun day...

New Class: We are excited to announce a One-Day lampworking class with lampwork artist John Rizzi, at our Studio on Saturday, March 12, 9am to 5pm, supplies and lunch included!  Cost is $200.  There is very limited space left!  John Rizzi will be teaching a one day beginning complex murrini class.  Students should be intermediate level and have good heat control skills as we will be working off mandrel.John will be teaching at least 2 designs in class, a basic 3- 4 color flower and a feather murrini in the afternoon. We will also practice different ways of murrini application. The class will focus on creating murrini on steal punties and heat control to get a good consistent pull of your cane. We will use basic tools and learn how to create pattern and design in murrini from the inside out. John has been a lampwork artist for the last 9 years.  He creates a variety of sculptural, wearable and decorative art pieces. John has a special interest in the art of murrini making, you can view more of his work at his website  http://www.johnrizziglassworks.com Or view many of his murrini designs at his etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnRizziGlassworkss
For more information on this class and others held at our studio in Gilroy, contact Grace by clicking here...

For the last blog post we have two winners, Sioux wins the electronic copy of Hubby's new book
And the cool bead from the last blog goes to Brenda H.For this week I have an awesome & large Landscape bead, over 34mm round...love this one...enter to win it by making a comment on this post...

Thanks for stopping by...Life is good...
Jelveh
Peace


8 comments:

somethingunique said...

Hello there ! you create very lovely beads. i was given lampwork lessons for my bday last week can't wait to learn how to make them they are my fav of all beads. i have added u to my fav shops on etsy have a good day ;p

Pretty Things said...

The landscape bead is amazing! I'm so glad you had fun. I've yet to make it to Tucson. I'm afraid I'd have to mortgage the house to go!

Sue said...

Jelveh, I love the landscape bead! It is so classic "jelveh" representing a positive attitude each day. Hope I win...Take good care, Sue

leslie said...

hello - that IS a big landscape bead! - loved your pics taken from your Tuscon trip - the johnrizzi classes sound very interesting.....enjoy your Mooshi!

Penny said...

Hi
I love the landscape bead It's awesome just like all your beads. Take Care
Penny Levesque

Brenda H said...

What a surprise! I didn't receive your newsletter on the 16th so you can imagine my excitement when I opened your blog to see how your trip went and found out I had won one of your fantastic pieces of art!! I intend to make this my entry piece back into the day to day pleasures of jewelry making! You so inspire me. My sister in law intends to read Martin's publication, how awesome!! I have been promoted from the lady that comes to feed me everyday to Gaga, short for Grandma of course. Glad you had fun on your trip.I believe you still have my address. LOVE the Landscape, it's awesome!!!!
Peace and love

FIBERONE said...

Beautiful beads! I always look forward to seeing your new creations.

Meredith said...

I love all your new beads! Glad you are doing well and having fun.