Hello Jewel Schoolers. June promises to be a trailblazing month as we stretch our wings with a three day workshop in our new classroom building on June 21 through 23, 2012. (By the way, it is not too late to register for this exciting three day workshop. Download the Jewel School June 2012 Workshop pdf here: Download Jewel School June 2012 Workshop pdf for more information on attending this event.) It is always special when we can spend time with our customers, face-to-face. Jewel Schoolers are so great at helping each other during the workshops. In addition to classes with Jewel School favorites Dale Armstrong, Patti Bullard, Fernando Dasilva, Sandra Younger and Julianna Hudgins, we’re teaching our first ever lampworking class.
Local lampworking artist Carol Crye takes working with beads in a new direction. Learn how to make your own glass beads with a torch and add creative dots, flowers, and other bumpy la-di-dah beauties.
We still have seats available in most classes for all the designers. The dates are June 21-23 at our Knoxville, Tennessee location. Work with top designers in metal, glass, wire and knots. For more information, email us at email@example.com and we’ll send you photos of the projects, costs, and hotel discount information.
Summer fun for us is checking out the new kits our guest designers will be bringing to the Jewel School Shows. It’s a little bit like Christmas all over again! Lauren Andersen has new chain maille kits from Beadalon and Jackie Truty is bringing 7gram Art Clay™ World USA silver kits and project kits from Art Clay World USA.
Rock Hounds, here’s an alert for you! Anie Piliguian, inventor of the Jool Tool, is introducing new kits in June for silversmithing, intermediate lapidary, master stone accessory, polishing accessory, and The Ultimate Kit, a must have for anyone enticed by the magic of the Jool Tool.
Anne Dilker specializes in the beauty of the ancient art of braiding and she’s on tap for new Kumihimo color kits in June. Sandra Younger is working hard to get us back in stock with The Knotty Do It All Board (Made in the USA) with a DVD kit. Sandra’s unique way of tying perfect knots is so popular we can’t keep it in stock and we appreciate all she is doing to deliver more of them to us.
Patti Bullard keeps on showing us more cool Wubbers and we always look forward to her show appearance. Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is bringing her wire wrapping kits and the new DVD’s are in inventory now. Bracelet basics and Pendant and Earring Basics are already popular with jewelry makers devoted to Dale’s style of perfection and design with no glue or soldering.
Also in June, Fernando Dasilva will gift us with oodles of fashion inspiration worthy of your jewelry designs. He brings a little bit of high fashion and Hollywood to the studio every time he visits Jewel School. Speaking of fashion, have you made anything in the tangerine color of the moment. We’ve got beads with the tangerine look that is so popular in spring and summer clothing.
Please keep sending us your pictures of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We enjoy hearing from you and seeing what is in vogue with Jewel Schoolers!
See you in Jewel School,
A Little Something Extra from Jewel School
Every now and then it brings joy to our soul if we can do a little something extra when creating beautiful jewelry. We have some absolutely beautiful designer cabochons for your wire wrap projects. Their uniqueness pushes the price up higher than usual but if you are making jewelry to sell or if you have already started on your Christmas gift giving, they are worth a look-see. The link will take you to the Jewel School cabochon inventory and it is worth the few minutes it takes to focus on the possibilities.
Jewel School Customer Spotlight
Manuella is an inspiration to the Jewel School family. Not only is she beautiful (a former Pi Kappa Phi sweetheart) and outgoing, she’s revving up her creativity and will be opening a shop in the Clearwater-Tampa area later this year! It will feature her designs along with other beautiful and unique gifts. The shop will be in a building that once sported pastel painted fish and butterflies and a funky name but is finding new life, blessed by Manuella’s vision!
Below is a before picture of the shop and the artist’s drawing of her new business.
Married for almost 52 years to her beloved Frank, Manuella Clark is the heart and soul of Jewel School’s mission to never slow down, lose the creative edge, or wonder what something might have been. She just does it, tirelessly!
We love you Manuella!