Spring Classes at the Newark Museum

newarkmuseum11Just received my catalog of classes for Spring 2009 at the Newark Museum and I am very proud to see that three of our members will be teaching classes.  Sandy Lupo, Mary Alexander and Marlene Kuser are teaching a variety of jewelry-making classes, as you can see here:

Wire Jewelry: A Comprehensive Primer
with Sandra Lupo

Create beautiful wire jewelry! This comprehensive course covers techniques and tools for working with a variety of wire. Weave, crochet, spiral, coil, hammer, fuse and solder wire, then embellish with beads, cabochons and found objects.

All Levels
Eight Fridays, March 13 through May 8, 10 – 3 pm
Members $315; Non-members $350; Materials $25

Beading between YOUR Lines Bracelet
with Mary Alexander

Experience freedom in design and create your own unique bracelet! Visualize simple ideas for a bracelet with flowing lines and color changes. No detailed designs needed since you can sketch just a few lines on a fullsized
blank “bracelet” diagram to guide your beading. You’ll work with one bead size/shape to make your bracelet. Advanced beginner thru Advanced; Experience with peyote stitch needed.
Saturday, March 7, 10 am – 4 pm
Members $72; Non-members $80

Loopy Hoops: Wire Working for Jewelers
with Marlene Kuser

Transform straight wire into beautiful earring designs in less than an hour. Design up to six pairs of hoop (with a number of loops) earrings from pierced through clip-on. Choose from a variety of shapes: hoops, drops, dangles,
coils and swirls, and decorate with beads. All Levels
Sunday, April 5, 10 am – 4 pm
Members $72; Non-members $80

Twigged ‘n Twined: Cold-Connections in Copper
with Sandra Lupo

Learn cold-connection techniques as you drill leaf stampings, form raduated wire leaf shapes, weave colored wire, create bead clusters and pattern components, including a leaf shape toggle clasp. Variations in copper jewelry can be made in this class as you design your necklace, bracelet, or earrings using the flexible shaft, hammers, and lots of hand tools and fun gadgets in the jewelry studio.

All Levels
Sunday, April 19, 10 am – 4 pm
Members $72; Non-members $80; Materials $35

Members of the The Newark Museum receive
a 10% discount on all workshops. To become
a member, call 973-596-6699 today.


Hillary Gross to Teach at Innovative Bead Shows

Our Own Hillary

Our Own Hillary

Our Own Hillary

I took a look at the website for the Innovative Bead Shows (they do some local shows in Mt. Laurel and Edison) and was surprised and delighted to see our own Hillary Gross will be teaching at some of the shows.  Below is the profile and pictures from the “Classes” page:

“Hillary Gross Hillary is new to the Innovative Bead shows but not to the beading community. Her involvement in the art world started as a young child, attending fine arts school at age 8. Her years of needle work and eye for color are evident in her meticulous work. Her great inter-personal skills and desire to help others shows in her teaching. She has taken numerous classes from some of the top artists in the beading and PMC® community. Always learning something new, she loves to pass on great tips and techniques to her students. Hillary has multiple certifications in PMC®. She currently works and teaches at Blue Water Beads in Manasquan, NJ. She also teaches at other venues in the Tri-state area and is currently the program co-chair for The Bead Society of New Jersey.”

Hillary will teach at the following Innovative shows:

Egg Harbor, January

Tarrytown, April

Allentown, June

Edison, August

Mt. Laurel, October

workshop_24_p11 PMC® Intro – Textured Pendant


XOXO Pearl Bracelet