Give The Gift Of Art From Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School of Art! Register Now For New Classes And Workshops

What a great gift idea! Give the gift of creativity with a gift certificate to a Select Friday, workshop or class session at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. Something that is unique, fun and will be so appreciated. Everyone knows someone that would love to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the joy of making art.  The ArtCenter has something for everyone; every experience level from beginning to professional, youth and adults classes, one-night Select Fridays, one- to three-day workshops or full eight-week sessions or Summer ArtCamp to choose from. Learn to paint and draw, dabble in ceramics, jewelry and glass or create mixed media masterpieces! There is also Open Studio time that students can use to extend time in the studio to work on their projects.  The Select Fridays are perfect for everyone who would like to create a piece of art, no experience necessary! The wide variety of mediums offers something for everyone.  The Rickie Report shares a quick overview of Select Fridays coming up in January and running through April, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays 

 

January

17- Brighter is Better – Candy Land – Nicole Newsted; Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60 

17- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60 

17- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50 (bring your own small bisque fired piece or purchase one for $5 – $10)

17- Oil Painting with Palette Knife- Tina Kraft – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Acrylic Pouring- Jim Rigg – Studio TBD, 6 – 8 pm $50

February

7- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

7- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60

7- Toast to Ghost- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

7- Couples Ring Making- Maria Tritico – Studio 385, 6 – 9 pm $50

21- Brighter is Better – Candy Land- Nicole Newsted – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60

21- Alcohol Inks- Jim Rigg – Studio B, 6 – 8 pm $50

28- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

March

6- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

6- Make Your Own Casserole Dish- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

6- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $50

20- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm

20- Stacking Rings- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

April

17- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

17-Cuff Bracelets- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Wine & Wheel- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Raku Fire Fridays- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio 6 – 8 pm $60

 

 

 

Workshops

 

If you are interested in more in-depth study, try our one- to three-day workshops taught by local and visiting artists from around the country and Italy, who are top in their chosen media. This is a unique opportunity to study with professional artists in Tequesta just for the workshops.

Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

Here’s an overview of the upcoming workshops (Title, Instructor, Location, Time. Price discount for ArtCenter members):

January

18- Anything Goes- Vince Lardieri – Studio A, 12 – 4 pm 

18 & 19- Digital & Analog Photo Collage 2-Day- Claudio Napolitano – Studio D, 9:30 am – 3 pm

24 & 25- The Right Start 2-Day- Laurie Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

24 & 25 & 26- Painting on Silk 3-Day- Jamie Kirkell – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Masking and Under-glazing- Nate Ditzler – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Graphic Inlay for Jewelry- Laura Konecne – Studio 385, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 10 am -1 pm

February

1 & 2- Abstract Painting 2-Day- David Kessler – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

1 & 2- Palette Knife and Bold Brush Impressionistic Oil Painting – Michelle Byrne – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

1 &2- Extreme Cold Connections Tap and Die Hard Jewelry – Wayne Warner – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

5 & 6 & 7- Capturing the Soul of the Sitter- Serge Strosberg – Studio A, 10 am – 4 pm

8 & 9- Painting Cityscapes 2-Day- David – Studio A, 9:30am – 3:30 pm

15- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

15 & 16- Pins and Brooches 2-Day- Toelke – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

21- Oil and Cold Wax Mediums 2-Day- McCallum – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

22 & 23- Cone 6 Soda Firing 2-Day- Schiemann – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

22- Glass Mask-Making- Rousso – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

28 & 29- The Artist’s Eye 2-Day- Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am-4pm

March

3 & 4 & 5- Capturing Character Painting People and Pets 3-Day- Saunders- Studio A, 9a-4pm

7- Plein Air Festival Kids’ Paint Out- Nancy Martinez – Pavilion at Constitution Park, 10a- 12pm

7- Plein Air Festival Teen Master Class- Ralph Papa – Studio A, 10a-4pm

14- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

16- Painting Nocturnes Plein Air- Carl Bretzke – Offsite TBD, 6:30-10:00pm

17 & 18- Don’t Skip the Basics- Lon Brauer – Studio A, 9a-4pm

21- Jewelry/Stone Inlay- Lucio Chiurulla – Studio 385, 9a-4pm

21- Sea & Sand Fused Glass- Chelsea Rousso – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

21 & 22- Painting the Landscape 2-Day- Eli Cedrone – Studio A, 9a-4pm

23-27- Stone Carving Week 1- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

30-3- Stone Carving Week 2- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

April

4 & 5- Painting Plein Air – Chris Kling – Offsite TBD, 9a-4pm

21 & 22- Pastel & Oil Painting- Aline Ordman – Studio A, 9a-4pm

 

Class Sessions

There is a full selection of classes offered in two sessions: Winter Session from January 6 – February 29 and Spring Session from March 2 – April 25. Adult classes are also offered in the summer along with our incredible Summer Art Enrichment ArtCamp for kids ages 6 – 12.  

 

The classes are taught in Tequesta at the School of Art (395 Seabrook Road), in the Master Studio at the ArtCenter Gallery (373 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North) and Jewelry and Textile classes taught at the new Studio 385 (385 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North). Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and Gift Shop, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Mary Christou’s Jewelry Evokes Art Nouveau, Steampunk, Fairy Tales, And SciFi. Meet Her On March 22 At Artisans On The Ave

Mary Christou creates jewelry pieces that speak to her love of Art Nouveau, Science Fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian.  Artisans On The Ave features Mary’s jewelry masterpieces at a Free Reception on Friday, March 22.  Mary will be giving a demonstration, as she creates a cuff bracelet from its bare beginnings.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

Featuring:

 

THE    JEWELRY   OF

 

M  A  R  Y      C  H  R  I  S  T  O  U

Friday, March 22 

6:00  – 9:00  PM

Free Reception with refreshments

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Mary Christou’s Green Steampunk Bee Watch Face

 

 

 

 

Mary Christou asks, “Are you bored when you walk into the mall or the jewelry store? Do you have trouble finding pieces that express your personality, and don’t offend your values”?    She tells The Rickie Report, “That was me, and that’s why I started making jewelry about ten years ago. Minimalist style is lovely and classic, but it’s not who I am. In stores, the Boho pieces I did like were often of poor quality, and mass-produced in third-world sweatshops, both things that go against my core values”.

 

Mary Christou’s “Alice Queen of Hearts Necklace”

 

 

 

Mary describes herself as a daydreamer, a lover of books and movies and music. She loves science fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian. Art Nouveau is her favorite movement, and she is inspired by nature, the forests, the oceans.

 

 

 

Mary Christou’s “Steampunk Heart Cuff bracelet”

 

“For years, I just bought simple clothes and jewelry that didn’t make me feel special at all, suppressing what I was inside. But then creative expression began seeping through, and finally exploded out of me. Now I can’t keep it in anymore.  Once I started making jewelry and giving it to friends, it just wouldn’t stop. Pretty soon, there was so much, I had to find more people to share it with. There’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone else feeling special and expressing herself by wearing my pieces”!

 

 

Mary Christou’s “Mermaid and Roman Glass necklace”

 

 

Mary goes beyond herself as she creates high quality art jewelry, often with recycled materials. 10% of her jewelry and class sales go to two charitable organizations: WaterAid provides clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries (and counting). Kiva gives those less fortunate a leg up in their businesses so they can feed their families. She says, “I believe there is room for all of us and we can all help each other. I have also learned the joy of teaching jewelry-making to others, especially when they may have thought they were not “artsy” at all because they couldn’t draw. We are all creative, and if you can use a twist-tie, you can make jewelry from just about anything.  So do join me on this journey, because we all deserve to express ourselves and feel special every day”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Announce January Workshops And Select Friday Events

You know they say, “Variety is the spice of life!”  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you many opportunities to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their Workshops and Select Fridays.  There are workshops for every level of artist, from beginner to professional. Anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process needs to read this article!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the projects.  There are so many options, you may have to choose more than one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

In the month of January try your hand at:

 

Plein air painting

The magic of animation

Painting cityscapes

Setting round stones in jewelry

Portraiture

The art of painting water

The power of color in your paintings

Painting on silk

3-D painting

Making a fabulous piece of fused glass

 

 

 

Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one, two- or three-day workshops.

 

 

 

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays.

These one evening sessions are fun and informative.

 

Enjoy learning the techniques of acrylic pouring, alcohol inks, jewelry cuffs, rings, and “a toast to Ghost” ceramic date night! 

 

 

 

Workshops:

 

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Plein Air

 

Capture the beauty and light of the outdoors! Composition, values, color, edges, and paint manipulation will be taught in this class. Oil paints are preferred, but acrylic or pastels are acceptable. Locations TBA. Beginner to advanced. 

Instructor: Chris Kling

On location TBA; Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

January 5-6, 2019  10 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Jillian Sander

Introductory Animation: The Magic of Motion

 

Students will learn how to draw metamorphosis, walking cycles, squash and stretch, and blur and resistance. Working in traditional, hand drawn, frame by frame animation, each student will complete a series of exercises in order to gain a better understanding and insight of how movement can be captured on paper and how the creators of your favorite animated films make magic! All levels welcome.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

Oil Painting by Douglas David

 

January 5-6; 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Douglas David

Paint Cityscapes in Oil

 

We will start by painting some simple street scenes, and then move up to larger, more dramatic cityscapes. Each day’s demo will include discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas will cover simple street scenes with one and two point perspective, along with day and night scenes, with and without people and autos. Plan to produce several paintings in this studio workshop. Must have a working knowledge of oil.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art  Studio A: Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

Monday, January 14, 2019    9am – 5pm

Jewelry Workshop – Flush/Burnish Setting Round Stones

 

This workshop will have you flush/burnish setting round stones in no time at all! Learn how to make your own flush setting tool, become familiar with the principles of why flush setting works and how to trouble shoot problems before and after they happen, and finally, test your work for long lasting results. Requirements include moderate hand strength and vision magnification devices. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Gustavo Hoefs

 Gallery: Master Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 18-19, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist: Yoko Sekino-Bové

Ceramics – Surface and Below

 

Through demonstrations, discussion, and mini-projects, we will explore a wide variety of techniques on how to decorate pots while conveying stories through our ceramic art, including sgraffito, carving, underglaze painting, glaze painting, and printing on clay. Intermediate to advanced.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio:  Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 17-19, 2019

Portraiture

Two Options of Workshop Dates:

Thursday-Saturday, January 17 – 19

or   Friday – Saturday, January 18- 19

 9 am – 4 pm

 

In this 3-day workshop we will explore some of the endlessly beguiling processes of portrait painting. We will look at different approaches from the masters of this genre both past and present. The focus will be on developing a convincing illusion of structure and form using paint as well as preliminary drawings. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Adra Brown

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art Ceramics Studio: Member $250; Nonmember $275

Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $475; Nonmember $510 

Friday & Saturday, January 18-19, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $250; Nonmember $275

 

 

January 19, 2019  9 am – 3 pm

The Art of Painting Water

 

Explore the unique qualities of water reflections and ripples. Kris will offer step-by-step instruction of water painting techniques. Oils or Acrylics. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Kris Davis

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

January 22, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

How to Create Better Paintings Through the Power of Color

 

Learn powerful color mixing techniques from celebrated colorist Hugh O’Neill. Enjoy an exciting and informative power packed day of important lessons that you will be able to use for the rest of your creative life. All levels, all mediums.

Instructor: Hugh O’Neill

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art: Studio B; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

January 26, 2019  9 am – 4 pm

3D Street Painting

 

You’ve seen the images of pits and illusions on the internet. Learn the secret to how they are created, what tools are used, and create your own small street painting in this fun workshop. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jennifer Chaparro

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

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January 25 – 27; 2019    9 am – 4 pm

Painting on Silk 

Visiting Artist: Jamie Kirkell

 

 

This exciting 3-day workshop will explore design, color, and painting on silk. Design techniques are easy to apply and painting florals are perfect for this art form. We will complete three scarves by the end of the third day. Classes are taught in an open, relaxed manner. All levels welcome.

 

Friday-Sunday; January 25-27; 2019; 9am-4pm; School of Art: Studio A

Member $320; Nonmember $335;

(Note: A separate cash $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of workshop.)

 

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Saturday, January 26, 2019   10 am – 1 pm

Fused Glass

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction of various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual gallery quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Nancy Politsch 

Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

 

 

SELECT FRIDAYS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Cuff Bracelets 

Come one, come all. Invite your friends, spouse or partner. Bring your favorite beverage and appetizers. Students will learn to make their own personalized cuff bracelet using sterling silver. Each student will learn to form, texture, file, patina and finish their bracelet and leave with a finished piece of jewelry. All levels.

Instructor: Maria Tritico   $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine, to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to grow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and older please. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg  $50 per person*

 

 

 

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm

Toast to Ghost Date Night

 

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost”, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Chad Steve  Over 21, $40 per person*

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and light bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Maria Tritico    $50 per person

 

 

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. 

Instructor: Jim Rigg      $50 per person

 

 

Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg

 

 

Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try.

All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm   

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm   

$40 per person*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.  

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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