It’s Party Time

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For many years, my friends Vanessa Backer, Susan Blessinger and I had an annual show and sale in the month of November.  For various reasons, we took a 7 year break but are together again at last!!!  Our new venue is in Spanish Village in San Diego’s Balboa Park, specifically in Gallery 21.

Our Grand Opening happened last Saturday.  We had a blast.  We’re very proud of the way the gallery looks and excited about the new work we have to share.

Our show runs until Monday, May 29.  We’re there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. AND, we’ve decided to host a Wine Reception on Sunday, May 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.  You’re invited!!!  Please come if you can to share a libation and see what we’ve been doing.  We hope to see you there!!!

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Additions to Class Schedule

I always feel triumphant when I manage to update my teaching schedule on my website, especially given my minimal computer skills.

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Please check out my upcoming workshops at https://jonnafaulkner.com/class-schedule/.  I’m excited about sharing post-firing bezel setting techniques on silver metal clay (soldering!), texturing and riveting techniques on copper bracelets adorned with silver metal clay (rolling mill!), and techniques for making and embellishing torc bracelets in Goldie Bronze metal clay (using an extruder!).

If you’d like to register for a class, please email me at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com.  Hoping to see you soon!!!

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Just Finished

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I had the best time at the Tucson gem shows this year with my friend Pat Weilbacher.  Among other things, I found some fabulous cabochons.  I just finished this piece using one of my new labradorite cabs.  I’m getting ready to teach workshops that involve soldering fine silver bezels onto silver metal clay.  Very excited about sharing this method of bringing color into my work!!!

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Getting Creative in the New Year

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I’m delighted to announce that I’ve posted workshops for the next few months on my website, www.jonnafaulkner.com.  Just push the “Class Schedule” button on my home page for more information.  I hope the new year brings you all many blessings as all of you have brought me much joy!!!

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New Classes, New Work

I’m delighted to have finalized and posted my class schedule for the remainder of 2016.

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I just finished teaching my first cuff class that combined copper sheet metal with silver metal clay embellishments.  We used rivets to attach the silver pieces to the cuff.  The photos above were taken by Steve Rossman and show my most recent cuffs.  My students produced gorgeous work and enjoyed the process.  I’m looking forward to teaching this workshop again at the end of the month at Pat Weilbacher’s studio in Arroyo Grande, CA.

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Not a Minute Too Soon

I love teaching classes for so many reasons, the main one being that I get to be in company with wonderful students who inspire me and make every day brighter.  Teaching also challenges me to develop new projects and explore technical issues in more depth.

I’m very pleased with the new project I’ll be teaching this coming weekend, May 14 & 15, 2016.  We’ll be working with Goldie Bronze, making beautiful pendants that can be worn for any occasion, from the ballroom to the grocery store.  I’m more likely to be found in the latter arena, especially when my husband is out of town on a photo assignment.

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We will explore making round and square tubing, building hinges, prong setting stones that can’t go in the kiln , pearl setting, flush settings stones that can be fired, and various approaches to finishing techniques.

The class size for this workshop is restricted to 6 students.  Four spots have been filled, so let me know as soon as you can if you’d like to participate.  My email address is jonnafaulkner@gmail.com.

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Update: Schedule Change

The class scheduled for this weekend…Many Pendants Make a Necklace…has been rescheduled to May 7 & 8, 2016.  All else remains the same.

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Perhaps the class itself could be a gift for Mother’s Day?  It will be lots of fun and everyone will make a beautiful necklace that is uniquely their own.  If you’d like to participate, just email me at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com.

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