Jewelers Meet to Share Techniques, Ideas

Jewelry designers, artists, and hobbiests are welcome to attend the South Florida Jewelry Guild meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month.  The next meeting is Thursday  May 17th at the Elks Lodge.  6304 SW 78th Street  Ft. Lauderdale.  There is a  social hour for sharing from 6:30 – 7:00 and from 7:00 – 9:00  the presentation.  For more information: www.sfjag.org

In addition to monthly meetings, the group is planning their 2012 Retreat to be held on Septetmber  7, 8, & 9.   REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT THIS MONTHS MEETING.  To reserve your spot, a deposit of $150. is necessary.  Pick your room mate and get ready for a fun filled weekend!  We are working on a couple of suprises this year!

 OPEN STUDIO

Save the dates:     July 29 and Nov 4

 Elks Lodge          10am to 4pm

Bring something to work on and your lunch. ( become a member- network!!)  This is a free, members-only event sponsored by the Guild.  Snacks and drinks will be provided. Classes being offered by JAG members!

Enamel Flower and Wire Stem Pendant Class

Christina Haney-Dykes and Marie Klink

May 19, 2012 10am to 5pm

Class fee: $90 Kit Fee: $45

Class held in Homestead

Contact Tina at thaney@bellsouth.net to reserve your seat!

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Guild Meetings for Polymer and Jewelry: A Time To Network and Connect

The Rickie Report is pleased to share notices for two upcoming Guild meetings, one for Polymer  and another for JewelryBoth events  give artists working in their own space an opportunity to connect with other like-interested artists.  This is a terrific way to share techniques, ideas and build your own artisan network.

South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild

Next general meeting  will take place on Monday April 16, 2012  from  6:30 - 9:30 pm.  at Beads on the Ave – Downtown    151 NE 2nd Ave   Delray Beach  561-278-6977 .  The Guild meets on the third Monday of each month. This month’s meeting will focus on pricing your polymer creations to sell.  The next meeting, Monday May 21st will demonstrate Makume Gane led by Pamela Carman; June 18th Bill Wallace will demonstrate creating faux gems and surfaces using polymer clay.

Sign-in starts at 6:30 PM. Around 7:00 PM, there is a brief business meeting followed by Show and Tell and then a great polymer clay program/demonstration.  Remember to wear a name tag and to bring Hearts for Heroes, Bottles of Hope, Show and Tell crafts, and library items borrowed. Dues are $36/yr or $4/meeting.  Guests Free. For answers to questions or for directions, email Karen Leeman, President, keleeman@comcast.net or call Tristina Elmes, Founder, at 954-817-2042.

SEFPCG is pleased to announce new class/workshop opportunities

Sunday June 10,2012    Alice Stroppel     Pen & Ink on Polymer clay  

   9am-4pm

Davie Women’s Club   6551 Orange Drive, Davie FL 33314

$60 for SEFPCG guild members / $75 for non members

Optional materials kit $8 (includes one bracelet blank, one pin back, black and white cane slices from Alice’s private stash)

  Monday June 11, 2012      Alice Stroppel      Contours in Polymer Clay

9am- 4pm Davie Women’s Club 6551 Orange Drive, Davie FL 33314

$60 for SEFPCG guild members / $75 for non members

Contact Pamela Carman for information and to reserve your spot now! email carmancrew@bellsouth.net  or call 561-748-3746 .  Registration is open to members only until April 16 (SEFPCG General Meeting).  It will open to the public after April 16.  Seats are on a first come, first serve basis.  When Classes are full, a wait list will be used. No Refunds after May 21, 2012.

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South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month.  The next meeting takes place on Thursday  April 19th at the Elks Lodge    6304 SW 78th Street  Ft. Lauderdale.  6:30 – 7:00 Social; 7:00 – 9:00 Presentation.   Visit www.SFJAG.org  for current area events and class offerings.

This month we have Lynn Rowe doing a Lampwork bead demonstration. Come see her make beads with fire and molten glass. This is a really interesting process. If you use lampwork beads in your jewelry pieces come and see how they are actually made.

2012 Retreat News:  Mark your calenders for this year’s retreat  September 7, 8, & 9   

We are looking for class projects, we have received a couple already and will give you a hint of whats to come at the meeting.  If you are interested in “teaching it forward” please contact at lynnyuhr@gmail.com     We are also soliciting ideas for the retreat.

OPEN STUDIO:  Sunday, APRIL 22     Elks Lodge 10am to 4pm

Open studio (aka Open Beading) are times when we can get together in a casual setting and work on unfinished projects, get to know fellow members and make new friends.  This is a free, members-only event sponsored by the Guild.    Mark you calenders for next time July 29 and Nov. 4

 SFJAG 2012 Workshops

Check out the WORKSHOP page on the SFJAG website for  registration flyers.   All Classes Held at the Elk’s Lodge,   10:00am to 4:00pm

Jeanette Cook     October 19, 20 &21

Classes will be posted soon

If you have any questions, please contact our workshop coordinator, Deedee Skigen at playrx@bellsouth.net

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291