Friday, January 27, 2012

blog hop continues/I am the spotlight artist this week!

Hi, thanks for stopping by! I'm this weeks spotlight artist in the blog hop.

Artful Gathering Event Registration is Open!

I'm the Spotlight Artist for The Artful Gathering Blog Hop!
Follow along with me for fun, creativity, and a chance to win a

$200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!

This summer I will be teaching a fabulous premiere video workshop at

The Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat 2012

Soldering Flambé

From July 15 to August 25

You’ve heard of soldering with a torch, but it seems a little scary. Maybe even a little intimidating. Kecia has heard all the reasons that you might not be sure you are ready to try it. She's here to tell you it is easy, and that once you’ve been taught the correct way to do it, there’ll be no stopping you!

You will start from the beginning and learn how to operate the torch. From there it’ll be step by step, trouble shooting and learning the ins and outs of bringing solder to metal. After you learn how to operate your torch, you will practice bringing solder to your metal to build a background. From there you will be adding a bezel to your soldered metal to create a focal point. Once the focal point is set, you will add more layers and texture to the bezel by adding papers and dimensional items.

Then... Kecia will walk you through all aspects of using resin. Resin is another product that tends to “scare” people. Following her tips and advice, you will master resin easily. Kecia is an expert on the topic of resin - so take advantage of her knowledge!

Finally, you create a necklace for your newly, handmade, forged pendant! Kecia will discuss a few ways to build a chain using her own methods of creating with vintage, deconstructed elements. You’ll find that you’ll be learning quite a few different techniques all wrapped up in one class and what you’ll take away is the ability to create unique, funky, one of a kind soldered elements that can be used in jewelry (think pendants, bracelets, earrings....), bookmaking and more.

Come Hop With US!

Hop Rules:

If you would like to hop with us and meet all the super awesome Artful Gathering 2012 Art Instructors, and have a chance to win a random drawing prize in our random drawing, then hop with us! Each week, I will announce the blog for you to visit, and off you go to meet them, and to pick up the newest secret word. Your chance to win prizes....

  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!

  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys!

  3. This weeks word is ......Paints
    Next week, I'll announce the next person to hop to. Good luck!!!


  1. Gorgeous Jewelry. I have never tried soldering.
    Love these mini masterpieces
    Keep smiling and creating

  2. I am afraid to solder....maybe.....

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