Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Miscellany: Classes, News and a Link or Two

Good Morning,

The work week begins, I hope all had a relaxing weekend.

New classes begin at Jo-Ann's for May and June, don't forget parents, this is a great way to entertain the kids and teach them a fun skill.  There are classes geared for teens, as well as kids the projects are simple and require no prior knowledge or skill to attend.  Check out your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  If you're in Boise,  classes are held at the 1085 N. Milwaukee, across the street from Home Depot.

There is always Jewelry 101, $35.00 2-1/2 session
Hone your skills, learn a new one, or come on in and talk to an expert about the piece you're working on or would like to create.

Projects for May and June 

Jewelry 102 - Leather Crystal Knotted Necklace - $30.00, 2 hours.
Learn to Knot Cord, Braid leather cords, Make and Attach dangles.

Jewelry 201 - Crimp and Ribbon Necklace - $30.00, 2 hours.
Learn to use End Crimps, Attach dangles to a chain.

Jewelry 202Crystal Weave Bracelet - $30.00, 2 hours
Learn to Weave a design, Follow a pattern, how to use Rondelles (A bead shape).

All Jewelry classes are lead by Alixandra Browning of The Alchemists Vessel.  You may sign up by visiting or calling Jo-Ann's.  Material List will be available at time of sign up.  Jo-Ann's requires that all classes be attended by at least three people.  This would be great fun for a group, team or troop.

Everything at The Alchemists Vessel or Blackbird Metalworks is handcrafted from start to finish.  I would like to share with you a portion of a Super Secret Project.  This is called Moss or Mossy Agate.  This cabochon was hand cut, and processed by John Rasmussen of Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC.   It will be mounted in a ring shank and sent back across the US for a very special present.  He did an excellent job bringing out the lovely mossy inclusions on the surface of the stone, I think it looks like a tree and a bird or butterfly.  Then again I have a very active imagination.


I am excited and happy to announce that the building for Little Shop of Artists is available once again!  Watch this blog for more details.  The artists and myself are looking forward to moving in and setting up the wares.  As soon as we are in and organized all will be invited to the Grand Opening Event.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

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