Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 Classes

Since closing my retail shop in early 2013, I have had more time to take my show on the road. And you know what, I have really enjoyed it!!! Since my kids are grown, husband is retired, and the cat is fairly self sufficient, I'm not needed at home like I was years ago (although I do hope they still miss me).

In  addition to classes in my own studio, here's where I taught in 2014;
  • Feruary - Tucson, AZ for Jewelry Tools
  • March -  Mechanicsburg, PA for Charmed I'm Sure Studio
  • April - Portland, OR for Art & Soul Retreats
  • April - Philadelphia, PA for Bead Fest
  • May - Knoxville, TN for Jewel School
  • June - Milwaukee, WI for Bead & Button
  • July - Chautauqua, NY for The Chautauqua Institute
  • August - Salt Lake City, UT video for Wire Sculpture
  • August - Philadelphia, PA for Bead Fest
  • September - Washington DC for Burkes Gems & Beads
  • September - Knoxville, TN video for JTV
  • October - Virginia, Beach, VA for Art & Soul Retreats
  • October - Denver, CO video for F&W
  • October - Toledo, OH for Juju Beads
  • November - Washington DC for Stars Beads
  • November - San Francisco, CA for BABE!
  • December - Cleveland, OH video for Beads Baubles & Jewels

And it looks like 2015 is shaping up to be another busy year; here's what I have scheduled so far, and I would love it if you could join me!!!

February - Tucson, AZ for Jewelry Tools
February - Tucson, AZ for Innovative Visions
February - Tucson, AZ for Art in the Desert
February - Mechanicsburg, PA for Charmed I'm Sure Studio (info coming soon)
March - Portland, OR for Art & Soul Retreats
March - Santa Fe, NM for Bead Fest
April - Philadelphia, PA for Bead Fest Spring
April - Toronto, Ontario for Spring Flirt (info coming soon)
April - Denver, CO for Rocky Mountain Bead Society (info coming soon)
May - Ireland for Beadventures
June - Milwaukee, WI for Bead & Button
July - Chautauqua, NY for The Chautauqua Institute (info coming soon)
August - Washington DC for Burkes Gems & Beads (info coming soon)
August - Philadelphia, PA for Bead Fest (info coming soon)
September - Anchorage, AK for the Alaska Bead Company (info coming soon)
October - Virginia, Beach, VA for Art & Soul Retreats (info coming soon)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My First Large Scale Copper Flame Painting

Normally I work in a much smaller scale, as in jewelry size scale. But having discovered the organic beauty of painting with fire on copper, it seemed to cry out for a larger canvas. So here is my first attempt. I hope my sister likes it, because it's going to be her Christmas present!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jewel School

I was on live TV for Jewel School, and I didn't faint or anything....

You can check it out here....

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Art & Soul Retreat at Virginia Beach

I will be teaching at the Virgina Beach Art and Soul Retreat 9/29 - 10/1/14. The venue is at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, it's charming and comfortable..and on the BAY!! I would love to have you join me; here are my classes:

VA154 - Cool Copper Cuffs 101 

Eva Sherman

9/29/14 6:30 - 9:30, Mon Eve

$ 85  

Using hammers and simple tools, students will transform copper sheet metal into big, bold, beautiful, wearable works of art. Students will explore basic metal working techniques including forging, texturing, and cold connecting while fabricating 2 funky and organic copper cuffs. Patina applications will also be covered.
Pre-requisites: None
Supply List: Oval bracelet mandrel, rubber mallet, shears , flush cutter, chasing hammer, metal file, steel block, sharpie, tape measure, brass brush, 1.5 mm metal hole punch,
$35 kit fee includes; 20 ga copper sheet, 24 ga copper sheet, copper nail head rivets, optional patina, polishing pack,

VA152 - Fold Forming 101

Eva Sherman
9/30/14 Tue AM - 9:00 to 12:00

$ 85  

Charles Lewton-Brain developed fold forming; a series of metal folding techniques which allow rapid development of three dimensional surfaces using simple equipment. If rapid and simple have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this class is right up your alley! Techniques covered include; line folds, applied textures, cold connections and patina applications. Students will create 2 funky and organic copper cuffs. Ear protection is recommended as there will be a lot of hammering.
Pre-requisites: None
Supply List: Oval bracelet mandrel, rubber mallet, shears , flush cutter, chasing hammer, metal file, steel block, sharpie, tape measure, brass brush, 1.5 mm metal hole punch,
$35 kit fee includes; 20 ga copper sheet, 24 ga copper sheet, copper nail head rivets, optional patina, polishing pack,


VA153 - Rosette Cuff & Bangle

Eva Sherman
9/30/14 Tue AFT - 1:30 to 4:30

$ 85  

Heavy-gauge wire can act like wire or sheet metal, allowing exploration a variety of basic metalsmithing techniques such as forging, texturing, wire working, and cold connecting. In this project, sculpted swirls of wire form a smooth rosette, becoming the centerpiece of a copper bangle that can be worn on its own, or riveted to a textured copper cuff. Whether your design aesthetic runs toward the delicate bangle or the heavier cuff, this bracelet has you covered!
Supply List: oval bracelet mandrel, heavy-duty flush cutters, shears, metal file, texturing hammer, 1.5 mm hole punch pliers, steel block, rubber mallet, chasing hammer, brass brush,
Materials Fee: $20 kit fee includes; 12-gauge copper wire, 20 ga copper sheet, copper nail-head rivets, optional patina, polishing pack,

VA156 - Cool Copper Cuffs 102

Eva Sherman
6:30 - 9:30, Tue Eve

$ 85  

Using hammers and simple tools, students will transform copper sheet metal into big, bold, beautiful, wearable works of art. Students will explore basic metal working techniques including forging, embossing, and cold connecting while fabricating 2 funky and organic copper cuffs. Patina applications will also be covered.
Pre-requisites: None
Supply List: Oval bracelet mandrel, rubber mallet, shears , flush cutter, chasing hammer, metal file, steel block, sharpie, tape measure, brass brush, 1.5 mm metal hole punch,
$35 kit fee includes; 20 ga copper sheet, 24 ga copper sheet, copper nail head rivets, optional patina, polishing pack,

VA155 - Eye of the Storm

Eva Sherman
10/1/2014 Wed AM - 9:00-12:00

$ 85  

Learn to create “sheet metal” from wire and open up a whole new world of design possibilities! Students will incorporate this unique wire working technique to create a funky and organic cuff with a stunning turquoise focal. Several rings will also be created as time allows.

Supply List: Oval bracelet mandrel, ring mandrel, heavy duty flush cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, rubber mallet, steel block, sharpie, tape measure, brass brush,
Materials Fee: $35 kit includes; turquoise focal bead, ring focal beads, 14 ga copper wire, 16 ga copper wire, 18 ga copper wire, optional patina, polishing pack,

VA157 - The Margarita Cuff

Eva Sherman
10/1/2014 6:30 - 9:30, Wed Eve

$ 85  

Using the 'chasing on air' technique, students will complete one cold connected cuff embellished with Swarovski margarita beads.
Pre-requisites: None
Supply List: Oval bracelet mandrel, rubber mallet, shears , flush cutter, chasing hammer, metal file, steel block, sharpie, tape measure, brass brush, 1.5 mm metal hole punch,
$35 kit fee includes; 20 ga copper sheet, 24 ga copper sheet, copper nail head rivets, optional patina, polishing pack,

Friday, June 27, 2014

Catching Up - Year of Jewelry Posts #14 - #26

So it has been a busy year, and I cant believe it s almost July!  Are you feeling like that too? My parents moved a few months ago, and between that, trying to get their old house on the market, and an over committed teaching schedule, I have been a tiny bit pre-occupied. 

But I did stay current with my Year of Jewelry Projects, as you can see... :-)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Thanks for coming to the party! Due to personal time crunch issues, I don't have time to write a lot, but suffice to say, I had a blast and if you would like to see what everyone else bought to the party, check out the links below. And my heartfelt appreciation to hardworking party planner Lori Anderson, and my charming and talented bead soup partner D'Arsie Manzella.

What my Bead Soup partner D'Arsie Manzella sent me

What I created from my Bead Soup
Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 
Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 
Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         
Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  
Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             
Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           
Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              
Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 
Jelveh Jafarian                                
Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     
Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              
Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holden                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          
Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                
Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                
Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           
Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://
Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  
Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    
Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              
Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               
Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           
Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Marsela Schroth                         
Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     
Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            
Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    
Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          
Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    
Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                
Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    
Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  
Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            
Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 
Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      
Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           
Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         
Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  
Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 
Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                 
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               
Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 
Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     
Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              
Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              
Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     
Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Adlinah Kamsir                            
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              
Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
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