Classes & Events

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rain nor Sleet Stopped THIS Get-together!

We were hoping for no-rain, but alas, it rained on our parade, (no sleet) but once everyone arrived, (Welcome newcomers came from Watsonville and Half-Moon Bay and Philadelphia!) we were comfy, warm, and had plenty of food to nibble on. April brought her already-made jewelry and loose faceted gems and necklaces to sell (I restrained myself from buying one more ring), Jelveh demo-ed beads and one vessel, (Frank now has to cut some more tubing as Misty wants to try blowing glass at home real soon); one brave newie got on the torch with Jelveh's help, and I demo-ed an idea I had, making silver links. I wanted to show how simple links can be made using a hand torch and silver wire, and it takes less tools then lampworking (oops I forgot to show how to simple it is to make a headpin with the torch)! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing new designs, sharing ideas, and meeting new friends! Thank you all for braving the elements and we hope to see you again next month! Frank, Jelveh & Grace

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Get - Together, Spring is Here

We welcome any Lampwork Glass Bead artist or Jewelry Artist to come join us for our monthly get-together this Friday at Graceful Customs Lampwork Glass & Jewelry Studio at 10730 Center Ave., Gilroy, Ca 408 848-5598 to learn and share ideas and techniques that make YOU happy and that can make US happy! We have been busy this new year hosting lampwork classes and now plan a Chain Maille class, see our blog for more info! Anyone is welcomed, our artists may also display and sell their goodies! We love shopping!