The Insider with Julie Evans, Jewel School Buyer
Hello to All from Jewel School! We’re so excited to share with you the good news! Dale “Cougar” Armstrong will be releasing her new Jewel School DVDs on Sunday and Monday, May 20 and 21, 2012. So many of you have told us about watching her first DVD over and over again because it is chocked full of valuable nuggets for working with wire and even selling at craft fairs and other events. It gets better!
In her new DVDs, Dale will release your inner fashion maven and empower the designer genes to make it today and wear it tonight. Isn’t that what we’re all after, creating new looks as quickly as we change outfits! As only Dale can do it, she will show you how to fashion wearable wire art in contemporary style. Dale loves teaching and so generously shares her years of experience. She’ll have a pendant and earring DVD and a bracelet basics DVD.
Other reasons to update your Jewel School calendar abound!
- Wednesday and Thursday - May 9 & 10 MARGOT POTTER returns with a leather, suede and findings kits.
- Sunday and Monday - May13 & 14 JULIANNA HUDGINS reveals a new dapping kit and a mini hammer and block kit.
- Sunday and Monday - May 13 &14 STEPHANIE EDDY brings her ½” Viking knit tool, book and 2 new color wire kits.
- Wednesday and Thursday - May 14 & 16 New guest BRUCE BARLOW delights us with beautiful cut cabochon parcels.
- Wednesday and Thursday - May 23 & 24 KATIE HACKER features charm kits and Katiedid kits
- Wednesday and Thursday - May 30 & 31 LEAH debuts the square wire from Parawire .
- Sunday and Monday - June 6 & 7 DALE ARMSTRONG gives the EuroTool a workout.
Read on in the newsletter because there’s an update on our June workshop with hot designer-instructors, a little something extra for your workspace, and a very useful project from Art Clay™.
Don’t forget to send us your images of your latest work to JewelSchool@jtv.com . We use as many images on the Jewel School shows as time permits.
Thank you from your Jewel School family!
Join Jewel School in June for a Little Higher Learning!
It's official! Jewel School is proud to announce that June 21, 22, and 23 will be our official grand opening of the Jewel School Classrooms here in Knoxville TN. Artists that will be here in person are:
- Dale Armstrong
- Patti Bullard
- Carol Crye (Lampwork Artist extraordinaire!! Her DVD’s coming soon)
- Fernando Dasilva
- Julianna Hudgins
And a few more surprises!!
This is a fee based workshop with an opportunity to work closely with top designers. Here are thumbnails of some of the projects:
Space is limited to 150 persons, so please send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our toll-free line at 1-888-515-0202 and we’ll get you registered.
Art Clay Project: A Rolled Leaf Pendant
The Project this month comes from our friends at Art Clay™. Jackie Truty will be with us for the live Jewel School shows on June 6 and 7. She sends along a great way to learn how to make use of leaves in your Art Clay designs. The leaf motif works beautifully in so many ways on earrings, pendants, bracelets and especially rings. Here are the directions for making a Rolled Leaf Pendant. Enjoy and we’ll see you in Jewel School soon!
If your pliers seem to be everywhere except when you need them, consider one of the simple wooden racks for your pliers. They keep pliers positioned and ready for use and it is easy to lay your hands on the perfect tool for your project.
The Designer Wire Rounder is a smooth addition to the work table. It has a small cup bur at its tip that rounds wire ends from any gauge wire including the ever-popular Artistic wire. It’s made in the USA!
We have a few of the Knotty-Do-It-All Kits remaining and more on the way for June when Sandra Younger returns to Jewel School. It is one of the most wildly popular kits we’ve sold this year. There’s an instructional DVD inside and making perfect knots has never been easier. Sandra even shows you how to make a necklace or bracelet without end caps!